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   Posted 9/26/2011 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey people, I have Lyme and co-infections and as most of you no with it comes fatigue, pain, stiff joints etc, but I was just wondering what the best kind of exercise to do is, if any? I was thinking of doing some weight training but im not sure if cardio is a better way to go.
Any opinions on the matter?

Thanks a lot

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   Posted 9/26/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
My LLMD says no to cardio, he says keep it simple- I go with yoga and some pilates, I think it's helpful to stretch muscles some.  Detox when you are done, to clear out anything in your muscles.  I also enjoy swimming, when I am up for it.  I feel like If I push myself at all, I'm worse for it.  Keep in mind that your body if fighting a battle.  My Dr. reminds me that I need to conserve my energy for this, and stresses not to over do it (he says he sees to many people who have a couple of good days and push themselves too hard).  that said, there is benefit to just moving around and breathing a little bit!  Especially if there are things that are an emotional boost.  Good luck, start slow.

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   Posted 9/26/2011 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I personally don't like doing anything on my own because I know I'd do something stupid. Due to my heart rate going up quickly and slow to return back to normal (at least that's how it feels because apparently it was "normal" during a stress test) and the fact that my body doesn't like to work for me on command, I found doing yoga is good. Just don't do anything stupid, such as rolling backwards cracking your neck while rolling over one shoulder...

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   Posted 9/26/2011 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Exercise is good for those that can do it, but pay very close attention to what your body is telling you and be sure to start slowly. These infections have made marathoners comes to a screeching halt for a while, so we all need to be careful when starting or adding more exercise to our routines.
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   Posted 9/26/2011 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I do yoga, less than 20 minutes a day. And I stop if I have to, which is the hardest part because I'm stubborn. It all depends on your own body. I used to do an hour of cardio and pilates every day (with Lyme) but now I'm lucky if I can do yoga a few times a week. Also, never underestimate the power of walking, even if it's just around the house or yard. Supposedly it stimulates lymph fluid and in general, I always feel stiffer and more fatigued if I don't move around throughout the day.
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