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9/26/12 1:25 A

I would suggest going back to your doctor and getting a straight non-hurried answer. It is possible that they know something about your particular infection and how long it really takes to clear the body.

I hate it when doctors schedule so much in a day that I have to wait hours just to get the brush off once I finally see them.

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9/25/12 7:32 P

If you have been sick for only six weeks, be grateful. I got a lung infection four months ago. Lungs are still not clear and I can only walk. Can't wait to jog again.

Some illness (like a virus) can take a long time for some to recover from. I hope you can at least walk and stretch most days until you can do it every day. Later, you can add intensity back into your workouts.

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9/25/12 1:46 P

If you've only exercised a handful of times, I'd start with 15 minutes for the first few weeks. Then as you recover and get stronger, you can add more time. You'd need to ask your doctor how many sessions you should start with, but I would think you'd be okay with a few times a week- but again, ask your doctor to be sure.

Coach Jen

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9/25/12 8:44 A

Glad you are feeling better...
I know you would like to do more then 15 now that you are feeling better but I would stick to what your Doctor says.. you do not want to set yourself back.
Good luck!

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9/25/12 8:12 A

Yeah, she said START off with 15 minutes of exercise but she didn't give me timeframes. Or when to go to 20, 25, 30, 50 minutes etc. She was very busy and just needed me out. That's why I'm asking.

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9/25/12 8:05 A

listen to your doctor's advice, please.

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9/25/12 7:44 A

I've been sick for over 6 weeks now. I have only exercised a handful of times. My Doctor said I have to start off just doing 15 minutes a day of exercise. I did the firsts 15 minutes today but it was hard to stop. I just want to get back into it. 15 minutes just doesn't seem like enough.

I'm also unsure of whether I'm supposed to do 15 minutes a day for a week, or 4 days, or 3 days. I just don't want to over do it, but i don't want to get bored by only doing 15 minutes on too many consecutive days. It will drive me nuts.

Any advice anyone? (I've had infections for 6 weeks if that info helps at all) I'm feeling quite fine now though.

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