The soreness isn't from the water exercise... it's from the exercise... period! LOL
People with fibro walk a fine line between doing enough to make a difference and doing too much... and the line changes every day! LOL
It doesn't matter what kind of exercise you choose to do, if you choose to do too much. That's the key. Water exercise is really great for people like us because it takes some of the stress off the joints and muscles, but it's easier to do that little bit too much that makes such a huge difference. Back off a bit and you'll see what I'm talking about! Your recovery time is going to be longer too.
It took me a while to realize that I had to pay very close attention to what my body tells me. It doesn't hurt for no reason. It hurts because I have an abnormally sensitive pain response--and the pain IS a response to what I do to it. Food sensitivities can add to the issue, so you need to look at that too, which makes the nutrition tracker here another great tool...
If you've been active all your life and find yourself with fibromyalgia, it's hard to accept the fact that you now have to start out so slow-- and make increases even slower-- it doesn't feel "normal". It ISN'T normal-- but it IS do-able. We all experience this nerve disorder in slightly different ways, but you'll find that we have a lot in common too--and needing each other is one of them... You aren't alone in this any more, and we've all pretty much been where you are now.
Some other favorite exercise ideas here: Tai Chi, Yoga, (anything stretching is good) Physical Therapy... we even have bicyclists and runners. You have to experiment, just try different things, until you figure it out, and keep an ice pack and/or heating pad handy for those down days.
"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." Walter P. Chrysler said it, 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 t
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