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Exercise That Helps?

Exercise That Helps?

What excersize machines at a facility has helped anyone? Yoga and walking help a little,indoor pool water was too cold to help & caused foot cramping. I do some stretching too. Does anyone lift light weights? Thank you!

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I create my own exercises. If I try to conform to what a machine wants me to do I often end up with pain and fatigue. If I try to follow exercises created by someone else, again, trying to do what is expected by what others have created, causes me to go out of the range I function best in and that again causes pain and fatigue. Move your body in a way which works for you. Create resistance any way you can using whatever and do this in a way that is comfortable for you. Be free to do what works for you and not what works for others who probably do not have the condition you have. We don't need others to tell us how to move and work our muscles, we are fine doing this ourselves and creating what works for ourselves.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I use the eliptical at the gym. I had too much trouble with the weight machines. I have gout in my elbow and it just made it worse. Also some of them have a possibility of causing back pain because of the twisting. Why not make an appointment with a trainer to talk about your issues and what s/he could suggest. They also should show you how to use the equipment properly. Good luck.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I used to lift weights but always paid for it the next day. I've always heard water aerobics and light yoga was best.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Thank you for answering! Just found 10 exercises on utube for fibro- will post update if they help 😋

posted over 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When I am having really low energy, I use a step counting app on my phone to make sure I'm getting up to move. I have a goal set to work toward.
I have had good luck with low impact walking at home videos. They include cardio as well as some strengthening and flexibility. This is an inexpensive, readily available option.

posted over 3 years ago
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