Johns Hopkins Study - Exercise

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   Posted 8/10/2010 7:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I found this article to be both interesting and encouraging. While I try to stay as active as possible, I'm not always (make that not usually) up for a 30 minute exercise session. I'm glad that my housework, laundry, climbing up and down the stairs, etc. contributes to my health. :-)

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Edited - I wanted to edit this to add that I'm definitely pro-exercise for fibromyalgia, if possible. Unfortunately, some of my other health problems are what prevent me from getting a good workout. So, I'm happy that the activities I do should benefit my fibro. I didn't want to sound like I was advocating no exercise.
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Post Edited (AustenFan) : 8/10/2010 5:03:45 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 8/10/2010 9:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Austen!  Yes, anything you do contributes to exercise.  I do manage to walk for a half an hour but can't do heavy duty exercise for that long.  So running the vacuum and dusting helps.  I do wish they would outlaw mopping, though!  sad
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   Posted 8/10/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Exercise is wonderful for my mind and body. Without it, life would be more difficult.
Knowing that keeps me motivated to "keep on keep'n on" walking :)

Even folding towels is a workout! Thanks for sharing Austen!

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   Posted 8/10/2010 3:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, I'm looking forward to reading this later tonight. Sounds exciting. Thanks for sharing.

To those who can't do that much exercise - remember to start slowly. Even if all you can do is 3 minutes, then go build from there. Try 3 minutes in the morning, then 3 mins in the evening. Increase 1-2 mins per session after you see how you do. Overtime you could get up to 30 - 60 minutes. Maybe more. It will get you there!
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   Posted 8/10/2010 7:58 PM (GMT -7) you think lifting a fork to your mouth about fifty times loaded down with chocolate cheese cake counts...LOL!  Good article...I have other disorders that prevent me from getting the proper amount of exercise also, but I bet I go up and down the stairs about ten or fifteen times a day.  Yea!


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   Posted 8/10/2010 8:00 PM (GMT -7)   
mmmmm chocolate cheesecake....... dont forget the exercise that it takes going to kitchen to get it and cutting it and carrying that heavy plate back to the couch to watch tv while you eat!

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