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MICHLINEDANCER Posts: 379
5/12/13 7:38 P

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Donna,

There are videos available for Fibroga (yoga modified for fibromyalgia). I found it to be fairly easy to do if you can't do regular yoga. Otherwise, water exercises have been recommended, but I tend to go for line dancing, but that won't be for everyone either. Good luck.

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4/17/13 5:01 P

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I like Leslie Sansonne's walking videos, yoga and swimming.

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4/9/13 1:57 P

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Thanks so much for replying Goober. I do have access to a warm water therapy pool. I have just had a hard time getting myself back to the health club I belong to. Crazy because I am just wasting money every month to pay the dues. Inertia can be hard to overcome but with all of the great motivators here, I feel confident I will get myself out of the house. Best wishes to you in reaching your own goals.

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4/9/13 1:49 P

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Thanks so much, Michelle, for the great information. I have a daughter named Michelle and now she has fibro too. It does run in families as you probably know. I used to do water aerobics and tai chi, and yoga and I did feel so much better when I did. I stopped exercising completely when my knee got really bad and I had to have a total knee replacement. Then I just got bogged down with emotional issues causing a lot of stress - the real enemy of fibro and here I am 50 lbs heavier almost over night. Hard to understand how it can happen so fast, but it does. Is it any wonder I am so tired when I am lugging around over 50 lbs extra weight on my already small frame. I pray I have learned my lesson. Thank you Honey. I will join your team too.

I will pray for you and your ankle surgery. I have had serious ankle surgery (plate and screws) and need another one to take out the screws. I don't know if it is because of the fibro or if I am just a clutz, but I have always been terribly accident prone - no coordination or balance causes a lot of falls, weak bones break easily.

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4/9/13 1:19 P

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Thanks Lynn, I think I have that book. I will pull it out and reread it. I don't remember it having info on exercising. I'm sorry to be slow responding but I'm still figuring this out. I don't know when I have messages.

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4/8/13 9:21 P

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I am reading a book called "The Fibromyalgia Hanbook" there are chapters in there about the best exercises and therapies to do. I love this book and highly recommend it to anyone who has Fibro.

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4/8/13 5:23 P

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There is a spark team called Fibromyalgia and Exercise where team members post activities that work for them and other helpful information.

For me personally, I do water aerobics, walking, gentle yoga, tai chi or pilates. I try to leave two rest days in between my exercise days because sometimes you don't always know when you overdo it. So, I exercise about two to three days a week, depending on how I feel. And I practice stretching every day.

Best wishes in finding activities that work for your body. And remember to schedule in some rest days for you to recover.

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4/8/13 5:11 P

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If you can walk, being gentle with yourself and stopping at the first sign of fatigue, that helps. Ideal would be a therapy pool with warm water, but most people don't have access to that. I found a video called Yoga for Aches and Pains that is excellent; most can be done from the chair or even in bed.

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So glad to find so many fibro Teams. I hope to find out what works for others that doesn't cause flare-ups. I tend to go all out thinking I can do things the way I use to and then I am laid flat for a week recuperating. How do you do it safely? After 20 yrs. of having fibro you would think I would have learned how, but I confess I haven't. It never feels like I am overdoing it at the time but 2 days later I can't get out of bed I am so sore. What am I doing wrong?

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