Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Everyone knows by now that I live with a back condition and chronic pain that has changed me from a very active person to a very active "wannabee", lol.
I've finally got it through my head, I think, that just because I can't walk til I drop anymore doesn't mean I can't walk at all. Or do exercise.
I read somewhere that exercising ten minutes at a time 3 times a day is as good as exercising for 30 minutes at a time.
So now I plan my walks, my recumbant bike rides, and anything else I think I can do, for JUST TEN MINUTES. Gee, it was really hard to stop once I got going!! Old habits die hard. But it does seem to be working. As long as I spread those three increments over the day, I'm not experiencing many bad repercussions in my body.
Here's hoping I can keep this up. I'm going to keep trying.
The one exception is I can spend 30 minutes treading water, hanging on a noodle while I move my arms and legs, and doing laps in the pool - all with no ill effects. I guess the pool is my new BFF, lol.