One more link! Even though it is on the thyroid site, it's still excellent advice!
CajunGrl, I was a chicken about
exercising; but my weight ballooned up so much because of my basic fears about
my neck and headaches and hurting myself, that I felt I was much too frail.
One day while visiting my ailing dad (stage 4 cancer), he asked me to go the gym with him.
Ok, piece of cake. He's stage 4 and I'm frail, I can do this.
Well, no joke, he's in better shape than me. And he's nearly 80. And when we walked in, the manager thought I was his wife, not his daughter.
SO, my dad encouraged me to do what he did. Following his lead, I did what he did -- and to my surprise I felt better than I had in a long while since developing tension headaches.
My dad's cancer is shrinking -- he thinks because of exercise -- and everytime I go to the gym, i hear a similar story. I had this. I had that. And doctors be !#@$ed, I don't want their surgery, medication, 100s of office visits, etc.
Not saying exercise cures us. But it is worth a try!
I went at it too quick that's obvious, because I wanted the results everyone else was getting. But plantar fasciitis makes me slow it down. I have to be able to actually exercise you know!!! So, I'm stretching.
Just take it slow, slow slow...maybe walk the perimeter of your yard for the first week or two. You may regress, you may move forward. But Dr. B's guidelines, strongly suggest strength building of some sort or another. And my dad is proof of that! He lifts a lot for his age. And can sit in the sauna (even though I wish he wouldn't due to an ailing heart in addition to all this!)
Check with the doctor though! They always say you should. Just call and say, I'm walking and they most likely will say great.