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5/16/12 11:49 P

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Is it your rheumatologist that told you no high impact exercise? a lot of folks with fibro have other issues as well, and I'm wondering... if there's arthritis, walking is a better choice than running, because high impact DOES damage joints... most "fibromites" can do whatever they put their minds to--but they do have to take precautions not to overdo, and to do that pacing we've just heard about... it's easy to have a good day and do so much that the next week is a total loss--and that's not kosher.

You'll have to figure out for yourself where you limits are, and learn to stretch them without harming yourself along the way...

Kathy

"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!

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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5/16/12 12:17 P

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From what I've heard you can run - just not like you used to! Start slow, increase mileage slowly, don't worry about speed. I've talked to a number of women who run with fibro. I am DETERMINED to be a runner again!! Like you I miss it terribly. I have started running a bit - run for 90 seconds, walk for 90. I have no problem with the running, it's the pain I get the next day...at least it only lasts 1 - 2 days instead of 2 weeks like it did when I tried running a few weeks ago!

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I.M.MAGIC's Photo I.M.MAGIC Posts: 12,841
3/8/12 3:09 A

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This seems to me to be the case:
You KNOW you shouldn't do it, or you'd be talking to your doctor instead of us, huh... Don't do it. If something goes wrong, you'll never forgive yourself for jumping into things. Call your doctor's office and ask to talk to him/her. There may be things going on inside that you don't know about--and it may be that you'll get the 'go-ahead', and won't have anything to fear... or you may get directions on what to do to work into it. Isn't any of that better than taking a chance of doing further damage?

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"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!

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

Life comes in specific increments, which we receive as a gift of one moment at a time. That's why it's called


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3/6/12 9:04 P

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Pace yourself

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3/6/12 7:21 P

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If you do run, it would be best to have your doctors approval. Make sure you wear shoes with very giving soles so your body is not jarred.

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3/5/12 1:43 A

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my Dr has told me no high impact exercise. no running. I LOVE running and miss it terribly. gave it up back in Sept. I've been feeling pretty good lately, I think I have a good thing going with my supplements & herbs. I really want to try running!! I know there are some of you that do, do you have the OK from your Dr?? I don't have an appt scheduled, I just want to go do it. Anyone run against Dr's orders??

Bekah :o)



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