Hello Im karen and I have been on this site/team just a couple of months now. I find it helpful and supportive mostly. Like the others , I do my own customized work out-more like stretches and walking. I have fibro,high blood pressure/cholesterol. I have good days and bad. I try to do a little more when I can. It seems like everything is second to the fibro though. My family is very supportive and helps where they can. I work full time and love my job and hope to keep it,but I have noticed the sitting at the desk for hours on end ,is starting to take it's toll again. I do all the suggestions i know about, getting up a lot,stretching, walking for 30 minutes at lunch and it all helps, but when I have a flare up-lower body pain is worse than upper body pain-used to be the other way around. This been going for a few years now. So i would say do what seems to work for you,but be prepared for changing up.
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I think most of us on this page have at lease more than one health issue as Kathy but Fibro gives us more problems and as with the others we have to adapt. I like water exercise best as it is easier with our legs and has better benefits.
to our group, there is a lot of information and help here.
I have more than one health issue, and I'm in physical therapy--so I've created and customized my own workouts. Where I can, I browse the exercises in the SparkPeople data base and use the things that most closely resemble what I do. Where there are no equivalent exercises, I add them in myself. It works! LOL
You'll have to experiment and figure out what is going to work best for you--and don't forget to take things in baby steps! With fibro, every day is different, and you walk a fine line between doing enough and doing too much... just take it slow and build--and DON'T back down! You have fibro, it DOESN'T have you!
You'll love it here--you're not ALONE anymore!
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm! P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!
Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL
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Hi Marly:) I don't use the spark exercise program per se. I do my own thing. I do stretches with resistant bands and use my wii for a few minutes each day. I do post my steps and time in exercise to my fitness tracker though. ~Ruby
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Challenged with fibromyalgia, diabetes T2, Myofascial pain syndrome, Osteo-Arthritis, chronic bursitis, glaucoma and severe dry eyes.
Medication reduced to 1 - 500mg tablet of metformin daily.
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"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." ~Louisa May Alcott
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