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January 26th, 2008

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01:11 pm - Fibro and exercise
Anyone have any tips on how to exercise despite feeling in pain and tired? I've been using principles from the Perricone anti-inflammation diet, which has helped a lot.... but I want to add more exercise into my life. On top of having fibro, I also have inflammation of the fasciitis in the feet which prevent me from running or walking for long periods. (Doc has recommended sitting exercises as a result). I've gained so much weight in the past year and have lost significant muscle. Perricone allowed me to lose 15 since last month... but I miss exercising! Any tips?


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Date:January 26th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Do you like swimming? It really helped me when I had plantar fascitis, both as exercise that didn't hurt my feet *and* loosening up my calves in a way that helped my feet to heal :). Water aerobics and deep water running are great, too.

How about bicycling, either indoors or out? A stationary bike is a nice non-impact way to get exercise -- you can start as slow as want and work up to quite a cardio workout. I ride a recumbent bike (see my icon) because of arthritis in my neck, hands and shoulders. It's lots of fun! There are recumbent trikes, too, if you're leery of your balance on a recumbent bike.

Hope that helps!
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Date:January 26th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about swimming more, but I've been waiting for the weather to warm up a bit. Our pool is an outdoors pool and is solar heated. Normally it isn't a problem, but we've been having some rain and colder than normal weather. Plus.... some days I just don't feel like getting wet. *shrugs*

I'll try the stationary bike idea though. Thanks!
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Date:March 8th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I definitely second the swimming idea. Very easy on the bones, you can go fast or slow. I also understand cat-like days where I just don't want to get wet..maybe there's another pool at a reasonable distance?


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