Have you exercised yet today?

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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/2/2010 10:00 AM (GMT -7)   
Exercising is one of the best things we can do for ourselves. I hurt and am tired
when I get up in the morning. Gentle stretching is done before I get out of bed.
My daily walks give me more energy...it is something I can do for myself to help
feel better. It gives me a sense of control.
 
Have you excercised yet today? wink
 
hugs, Robin

Acheybody
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   Posted 9/2/2010 11:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I've just the few feeble stretches I do before I come downstairs. I try to do them before I eat and have my coffee, because once I do it seems to take forever to digest the food, and then sometimes stretches don't happen.

Debbie
...fibromyalgia, hearing loss, elevated liver enzymes, skin grafting (back), arthritis, scoliosis, lumbar disc damage, sciatica, IBS, migraines, tachycardia, cancer surgeries (face).......I take Nortriptyline & Clonopin daily, and Darvocet as needed

MT Lady
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   Posted 9/2/2010 11:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Robin, I purchased a Tai Chi DVD and it arrived yesterday; it is for beginners. I bought it after reading about the study recently done, that it is suppose to benefit people with FM. I did it today, about 2 hours ago and now I can't move! Okay, I can move, but VERY sore. I expected this. I'm sure i'm using muscles I haven't used in a long time. I was going to go in for an epidural or pain block because of really severe pain in my lower back and sciatica, but I canceled the appt and I'm really hoping Tai Chi will help strengthen my core muscles and help with the lower back pain.
Miriam

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kathydownunder
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   Posted 9/2/2010 12:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I have started to walk 1/2 an hour every morning, in our 5 acres because it is over uneven ground it is better for my balance. Well that is what the Doctor tells me. I admit I am not having the falls I was having.
The worse thing is some times I hurt so bad after doing the walking I hurt too much to move [legs and hips] This is not going to stop me I want to lose about 40lbs before May next yeat when my DD is getting married.

Kathy

Hopegirl
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   Posted 9/2/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
No, I have not.... confused   I do house work when I get home and I am up and down the stairs at home several times, but not a seperate form of exercise. I hope to start soon.

getting by
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   Posted 9/2/2010 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
Miriam,

Which tai chi video did you order? I want to get one.

Hugs, Karen
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crazykitty
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   Posted 9/2/2010 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
My weight is creeping up on me again, not from the lack of excercise so I
either need to increase my excercise or cut back on the calories. I might have to do
both.

Walking is probably the most common excercise that we share. Miriam I'm very
interested in starting Tai Chi. I went to youtube and looked at some beginner
moves and I plan to look at Walmart for a video. I think Tai Ci will help with
improving my balance along with flexibility.

hugs, Robin

MT Lady
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   Posted 9/2/2010 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Ladies,
I bought Dr Lam's beginner DVD. He is Asian and a little difficult to understand, but I was able to understand. It is a one hour exercise and I only did 40 minutes. I was very sore so I stopped. I figure I will try the DVD first to see if I even like it or am able to do it and if I am able and like it, I might look into a class. It's suppose to be so wonderful for us, a form of meditation too. He spoke of our "chi" the energy force in all of us and how these moves control the chi, opening up the energy...it was really very interesting. I am really beginning to believe in this mind/body connection and wouldn't it be wonderful if we could heal ourselves through this? One can only hope, :)
Miriam

Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, scoliosis, back problems, hypothyroidism.


getting by
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   Posted 9/2/2010 4:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe in the mind/body connection too. And yes, I think we can lower our own blood pressure with stuff like this. Set the tone for our moods. There is a lot. Just focussing on your body and breathing takes us away from distractions. Staying in the now is very important to me also. But that goes back to the mind/body connection. Let us know how the video goes for you. And thank you for telling me what it is.

Hugs, Karen
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GSDgirl
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   Posted 9/2/2010 4:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Does running around all day count?? In and out of the car, carrying bags of chicken feed, groceries the rest of the market hog (hams, bacon & ham slices), running more and walking all over the farmers market. Never mind, I think that is exercise LOL
Denise from Pittsburgh, Pa
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CO-Q 10,  flax or fish oil, ginsing, magnesium, B complex,
 

moekelly24
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   Posted 9/3/2010 3:20 AM (GMT -7)   
wow GSD girl, I am tired just reading about your day!!
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