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Since it is so important for us to exercise with this illness I was wondering: What kind of exercises do you do? (Ex: yoga, tai chi, etc)

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have tried the water arobics too, I also find them the most tolerable form of exercise, especially Iae chi. Pardon the spelling, it is the water form of tae chi.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I do exercises holding onto the back of a sturdy chair. Keep back straight, legs out about shoulder or hip width apart. Bend at knees while holding on to the back of the chair and keep back as straight as possible. Hold bend for a count of 15 then back up. Do this about 10 times, if good day do it 15 times.

Standing holding onto back of sturdy chair and raise up on your toes for count of 15 and then down and repeat about 15 times.

Standing holding onto back of sturdy chair with feet together, raise one leg out to the side, hold for count of 10 then return to original position. Repeat this at least 10 times and gradually build you way up. You alternate legs or you can just do 1 leg the 10 times then the other.

Laying on bed bend one knee and raise the other leg, keeping it straight up to the height of the bent knee. Hold for count of 10 then lower slowly to bed. Repeat 10 times. You can alternate legs or do 1 leg 10 times then do other leg 10 times.

These help to strengthen the hips / knees and ankles.

Also do walking when weather is co-operating, other wise do walking in the hallway walking forward then walk backwards to the starting point. Should be about 20 to 30 steps forward then backward, Do 10 times each way. Good for balance.

Do swimming when I can afford it.

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have found water aerobics in a heated pool to be the best tolerated exercise for me. Every other type of exercise has seem to cause significant pain, like yoga and walking

posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

So sorry to hear that @A MyFibroTeam Member. Thank You 😊 for your ideas.
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posted about 3 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I do tai chi from my wheelchair, physio, wished I started yoga years ago but have always used exercise. Despite being housebound and fighting against bed bound I see improvement. Not overnight but when I compare myself from four years ago then there is some improvement. My Hosp doc sent me to hydrotherapy a few years ago which I was looking forward to. But I collapsed in pool. With a b/p of 60/40. As a registered nurse when I found out how low my reading was. Even I was scared. Therefore banned from pool !!!

posted about 3 years ago
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