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MISHKIN Posts: 63
3/7/13 10:46 P

good going! I have fibro among other things. My doctor told me exercise is very important for managing this disease. I would suggest you take the time to stretch after your workouts to minimize soreness.

Went looking for faith on the forest floor, and it showed up everywhere. In the sun, and the water, and the falling leaves, the falling leaves of time. - Neil Young, You're My Girl
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,347
3/6/13 2:03 P

Woo hoo for you! Just take things slow and listen to your body. I've worked with a number of people with fibro who say a regular exercise routine helps reduce the chances of flare ups.

Welcome to the site!

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."
JCWIAKALA Posts: 347
3/6/13 12:23 P

Congrats on your renewed efforts. I have a friend with fibro and she has several strength exercises and stretches recommended by her doctor. She's been doing them for years and they've really helped her. I would recommend discussing your goals with your doctor. And don't beat yourself up when you have a day when you need to take time off from exercise. Listen to your body. I hope it helps you with your pain.

CAYCESMOM Posts: 368
3/6/13 12:18 P

Great job getting started exercising!! emoticon

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3/6/13 11:12 A

I exercised today. I haven't exercised in several years. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2009. I am quite anxious about how my body will react. I didn't exercise much, about fifteen minutes of strength training and about ten minutes walking. In any case, I'm proud of myself. Oh, I am looking for friends too! emoticon

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