Many people on here ask the question: Do I really need to exercise? I would ask you the following questions.
Do you want to relieve your pain?
Do you want to have more movements with less pain in your joints?
Do you want to feel better?
Do you want to relieve those cramping muscles?
Do you want to sleep better?
Do you want your muscles and bones to hurt less?
Do you want to maybe be able to cut down on the amount of meds you take?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then it is vital that you have a regular schedule of exercise. This does not include shopping, picking up around the house or any of that type of thing. Exercise is walking outside or on a treadmill a good distance, riding a bike, yoga, swimming, pilates, stretching, aerobics, lifting small weights, a gentle workout at a gym, etc. Whatever you can do.
I won't tell you that you will instantly feel better. The truth is that for the first 7-10 days you will probably feel worse. This is because you are aggravating all those nasty toxins that have built up in your system and getting rid of them. You just have to hang in there and you will begin to feel better and have more stamina. Start out slowly, maybe just 5-10 minutes a day and every few days increase the time that you spend exercising.
I know that all of you can do it, I have confidence in you. So get up, find the exercise that suits you the best and have fun doing it.
Fibro, Osteoporosis, OA, RA, DDD, IBS, Vertigo, Tinnitus, Carpel Tunnel, Epilepsy, TMJ, Hypothyroidism, Familial Tremors, Spasms, Neuropathy, Trigeminal neuralgia, heel spurs