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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
2/15/13 2:36 P

Sure, follow these steps.

1. Talk to your doctor. Always follow your doctor's advice, especially if it conflicts with other peoples. They know you and your injury. Let your doctor know how often you hurt yourself this way and keep working towards a solution. Ask your doctor if it's okay at all to exercise when this happens, and what exercises are allowed or banned.

2. Reduce your diet. Set your exercise calories to 0 (unless doc says okay), and just use a dietary reduction to continue to lose some weight that week.

3. Don't panic. A week off exercise now and then is totally not a problem. If you have a pounding exercise scheudle otherwise, it's actually good to take a week off every 8 weeks! Do don't think you're going to backwards in fitness for just one week of not doing your regular routine.

Deb, in New Zealand
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,326
2/15/13 2:04 P


Because of your medical condition, it wouldn't be safe for us to speculate about what exercises are safe and what you should avoid. Your best bet is to talk to your doctor to get that information.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
2/15/13 12:03 P

I have a misalignment and degenerative disk disease in my lower back. Eighty percent of the time, I am fine. However, occasionally I will do something silly (cough, sneeze, make a sudden movement) and I will hardly be able to walk and sit for a week. This is a huge set back for me when it comes to running and exercising. Does anyone have any ideas of how to keep things going even minimally when injured?

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