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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys- its still scorching hot over here, its 10am and i just got out of the pool, which leads to todays question:
"Do you  do any physical activity, and does it make you feel better?"
i have ignored every one of my docs and Pdocs who told me to excercise, i made being a couch potato an art form- i put off all activity cos with CFS and Fibro, i viewed working a 5 day wk as 'excerise'.
But about a month ago i started swimming for 30-40mins a day and i feel a bit better- i feel my mood improves, if that makes sense?
How about you?
Maz XX
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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Would shoveling MOUNDS of snow count as exercise?!  I'm sooooooo sore from doing that a couple days ago that I can barely move.  It definitely made me aware that I do HAVE TO start exercising more.  I do feel better when I exercise regularly but, like you Maz, have made couch potato an art form.  I'm gonna start trying to walk more each day and doing the stairs at the hospital instead of the elevator.  But, for tonight, back to my heating pad for me and my aching muscles.  Oy, been years since I had to shovel and I way overdid it.

Maz, I am sooooo proud of you for doing the swimming each day and keeping up with it.  Sticking with it is the hardest part and you have done it.  yeah yeah yeah yeah


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   Posted 1/31/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   

I am working on doing more exercise.  I am getting out more so that must be helping I get to count that.  Chasing 5 year olds down school corridors must burn some calories and be considered exercise.

Good Question Maz.


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   Posted 1/31/2009 8:49 PM (GMT -6)   
That is great that you found something that helps you Little Aussie Sis :) I am going to be swimming in my pool this year as well. Most I can handle right now with my cane and the pain is light yoga, walking and of course cleaning/chores about 3-4 hours daily :)
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   Posted 2/1/2009 3:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I have reciently been stretching and I guess my own type of meditation while I do so...It has helped with getting a positive mind set for the day and the kiddies when I have them love it too. gillxx


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   Posted 2/1/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband I used to go for walks everyday after I got off work. We haven't done it in awhile as I am always so fatigued because I fight anemia, fibro and arthritis all the time, that by the time I get home I am just pooped. But I really think I need to force myself to do it again. And I do agree it does help with the mind and spirit.
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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm going to be starting yoga tomorrow. I know I feel better when I take a daily walk too, but just find excuses not to do that now. :/



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   Posted 2/1/2009 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I get lots of exercise I am skiing most days at the moment and my job as an outdoor instructor keeps me fit. Doing the sports I love is one of the only things which keeps my mind of things which is a great positive.
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