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Do You Exercise?

Do You Exercise?

If you exercise do you push yourself to exercise daily even if you have a fibro flare and arthritis flare up the next day? Do you have any tips that will help me to lose weight?

I joined the YMCA so I can do water exercises but they only offer them in daytime when doing my 4 hours at work.

I worked out 30 minutes on seated elliptical and the next day I felt like i got hit by a train. I also started having spasms in my knees. I have herniated disc in my back so walking and standing more than… read more

A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi @A MyFibroTeam Member, it’s best to do small amounts of exercise and work your way up. We cannot exercise as most would since flairs will occur if we overdo things. I was told by my doc at the pain clinic that water exercises are best for chronic pain conditions. She said even walking or jogging in the pool is excellent. I find with my exertion fatigue and overheating pool exercises are the only thing I can tolerate. Try just going to the pool to do that. If you want my 2 cents worth, overdoing exercise is not a how you should manage staying active with this condition. Also, everything I’ve read seems to point to lower carb diets as being better for FMS and other chronic illnesses. I lost 50 lbs doing low carb and didn’t feel hungry like with most diets I’ve followed in past (e.g. Weight Watchers, low calorie/low fat, etc). I’m currently on the Paleo diet (included dairy), which is a version of a low carb diet but less restrictive than Keto. I’ve bought a Cookbook called The Healing Kitchen by a woman known as Paleo Mom. She was Chronically ill and changed her diet to Paleo. It’s helped her not only lose weight but stay healthy. There’s also a series on Netflix called Paleo way that’s good if you’re interested. Good luck. 🤗💕

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I am going to buy a mini cycle either big w or catch so I can sit and move my legs.
I am only going to do about 5 minutes see how I fare the next day. if I have extreme pain I am not going to push through it cause it makes the pain much worse.
I hope everyone is doing ok ?
Love to you all xxx

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hey we do what we can !!
We are all different with different pain different needs.
My pain in my legs was like I ran a marathon no matter what pain killers I took I was in agony. But today they are sore but not so intense.
It depends on the weather also. We had thunderstorms yesterday, then it rained and then a short time later it was sunny ☀️ I find my pain intends to increase when we have thunderstorms.
Does anybody else find that too ? Xx

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

start out with baby steps 30 minutes on a bike is really a lot,, even for someone without fibro,,, try 5 - 8 minutes then some light stretching ,,we have to go very very slow sadly walk for 10 minutes every day ,, then add a few minutes every other day ,,,

posted over 2 years ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I exercise every day because if I dont, I am in pain. On the days I have a fibro flare I dont walk as long & I take it a little slower. I go to the YMCA & do Aqua Fit too. I like it as it is easier on the joints. I would like to try a bike ride but I havent done it as yet. I do stretch every morning & every evening. If I have a flare I will stretch in the afternoon too as it helps me. I hooe you find something that can help you & that you can enjoy.

posted over 2 years ago
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