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MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (12,100)
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12/1/12 7:20 P

I know hypothyroidism is a difficult condition. I wish you good luck Jmpr.

11/30/12 9:19 P

Thanks Becky!

11/30/12 9:19 P

Thanks for the input :) We've talked about Armour, but with the other issues it's just not an option right now.

Edited by: THRGHBRDJMPR at: 11/30/2012 (21:19)
11/30/12 7:52 P

You should then select an exercise that you enjoy, and begin at a low intensity. or a low weight amount, or a low level of incline, etc. A "good" instructor of yoga, zumba, pilates, etc----always demos the low intensity versions. I also like silver sneakers/

SP dietitian Becky

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11/30/12 8:32 A

"Do what you love, love what you do." I consider that to be key. What do you enjoy?

Personally, High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT-- walking mixed with sprints; I think slow steady running is hard on the body/unnatural), yoga, and circuit training seem to work best for my body right now.... and a good sleep routine.

Have you talked to your doctor about Armour?

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 11/30/2012 (08:48)
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11/30/12 4:02 A

If they have cleared you for anything, then the safest way is to start off slowly - baby steps. Perhaps a couple 10 minute moderate-paced walks a day, and after a week or two increase it a bit.


11/29/12 11:40 P

Yes "they' would be my doctor. He has cleared me for any exercise without limitation and I know very well how to monitor myself for my safety. My question was more in regards with where to start for someone who is severely out of shape. I can't just jump back in to the elliptical or the circuit training that I used to do. I need to start at the beginning and move up slowly I just don't know what that beginning might be. Thank you!

11/28/12 8:53 P

You state that "they've" given you approval to exercise. Who is "they"?? Your doctors? Then they should also tell you what types of exercises, how to monitor yourself for safety, etc.

Find out more from the doctor. Or ask for a referral to see a physical therapist who is trained to provide workouts for those with medical needs. A trainer at a gym is not qualified to do this.

Our site, our experts and our members can not give you more information---it would not be medically appropriate and could possibly be dangerous to your health.

SP Registered Dietitian Becky

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11/28/12 5:47 P

"Anyone in this boat of have any suggestions of things to start with? "


11/28/12 5:40 P

I am restarting out here on Sparkpeople and looking for some advise. I am hypothyroid (not well controlled) and Hypoparathyroid. I need to keep my calcium intake at a decent level. I also worry about exercising with the hypoparathyroid. I have not been allowed to exercise in about 3 years and they've recently given me permission to try it and see how it goes. I'm so horribly out of shape now though I don't know where to start! Anyone in this boat of have any suggestions of things to start with? I was debating maybe some basic yoga. I'd like ot get back to heavy aerobic exercise, but that's going to take some work. Thanks!

Edited by: THRGHBRDJMPR at: 11/28/2012 (17:41)
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