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11/1/12 10:03 P

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I searched for no-impact exercise and found this site. http://www.chairdancing.com I'm going to get their Through the Decades DVD. Looks good. There's another DVD made by Anne Brunell, a Certified Education Provider for the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America (AFAA). It is called, "Stronger Seniors Core Fitness: Chair-based Pilates program designed to strengthen the abdominals, lower back and pelvic floor. Improve balance, posture, and proper breathing (2012)" I know this one says it doesn't involve the legs, but how can it not benefit them. If anybody knows of any other no-impact workouts, please let me know. Thanks!! emoticon

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10/31/12 10:56 A

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I do yoga. Our cable carrier has a lot of free work-outs on 'On Demand' and they have them for all levels.
Sometimes, I do Pilates.

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10/22/12 6:46 P

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My doc said I could do water aerobics but only if the water was warm.

I'm "walking" with Leslie Sansone. Low impact and a great workout!

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5/31/12 10:00 A

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We have a fibro water class at my gym and I LOVE it. If I do it regularly I experience no extra soreness or pain after class or the next morning. I've also tried the silver splash class at my gym on the days they dont' offer the fibro class and it's very similar except for some resistance work they do near the end that I sometimes have to modify so it isn't too hard on my body. But the water classes are AMAZING! I'm burning way more fat than I could in the traditional gym without putting my body through that pain. It's great. If you have a local gym that offers water classes for seniors, arthritis, or fibro you should check it out. Totally worth the gym membership to have these classes offered. And if they don't offer classes specific to your needs but they have a pool, you can walk laps in the pool and it will be monumentally more effective than walking the track would be and so much easier on your body.

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5/22/12 10:28 P

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while you're doing it it looks easy.....but, not for me. My legs are very weak, but just sat down on my handy dandy folding chair and finished the 15 min. So there! emoticon I'm sure it will get easier and easier as I keep at it. It was a peaceful type of movement. Very slow movements, which makes it hard for me... anyway let me know what you guys think.
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5/22/12 9:46 P

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MIne is walking. I'll have to check out qiqong. I can't get into yoga - I'm too stiff and uncoordinated to do the movements.

Start with small steps and momentum will build. Celebrate moving in the direction of increased happiness now! With a plan and persistence moving towards your goals all things are possible! Adopt an attitude of gratitude. Be thankful for everything you have. It may not be what you want be show you're thankful for it anyway.
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5/22/12 8:39 A

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emoticon I like that, "meditating in motion".

My introduction to Qigong or Chi Kung was years ago with "David Carradine's Chi Kung Beginners Workout". It is still available but I only see a VHS version.
Other workouts are online if you do a search.
The experience is so soothing and healing. Less intense than Tai Chi, which is also very healing. emoticon



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5/21/12 10:26 P

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I would explain it as meditating in motion. There is a video on this website. That's the one I'm going to try emoticon

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5/21/12 8:31 P

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Whats qigong exercise? I enjoy water aerobic and some walking---but also do line dancing and zumba which can get a bit tricky if I'm having a problem fibro day.

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5/21/12 1:36 P

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I'm going to try qigong today... I've been watching it over and over again, but I know I need to do it...I will let you know how I like it! My new challege for the day! emoticon

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5/21/12 10:22 A

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Yoga and Qigong exercises have helped me immensely.

My background is Physical Education and competitive sports. I no longer have the luxury of exercising for just the joy of it. My activities now are planned toward what will give me the most healing and strength building with the least amount of trauma

My Doctor zoned in early on my anxiety issues, emphasizing my role in learning to control my emotions. Learning to relax is my number one challenge toward recovering or even the possibility of sustaining my health. I thought I knew how to Relax but NO! I was sure I knew how to Breathe, but NO! again. I have extreme difficulty keeping my mind in the here and now. Racing thoughts, anticipating tomorrow, worrying over others and their problems, creating to do lists all contribute to my stress overload resulting in a complete physical and emotional breakdown.
With the crash comes my forced attention back to what is important. My health. Pain is a motivator. I am motivated by pain to refocus on me. And I do have success. But my personality will return to it's hyper state if I let my focus wander away from my health. So I am in a revolving door these days.
Learning to control my personality and learned impulses is so difficult, and painful. I'm struggling daily.

Yoga and Qigong are examples of focused exercises. At first I thought they were too slow and were increasing my anxiety level until I realized I was fighting letting go and relaxing. I did not always have the patience to sit and just breathe. That strikes me as sad now.
I still have days when it is an effort to just get on with it but overall I'm slowly listening to my body.

The following is a link to an example of sitting Qigong.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWvlCLbjVJo



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5/20/12 3:35 P

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I love Curves, stretching exercises at home, Yoga is great also.

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5/19/12 1:35 P

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On those days I'm so off balance I have to stay in bed I stretch with resistance bands or do isometrics.

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5/18/12 10:27 P

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Water walking/exercises when I can.

Eileen

Slow & steady makes a winner of us. Even if we hit pitfalls, get up. Know that a new day is right around the corner.
Try to be all that you can be. Work at it a day at a time.

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5/18/12 9:13 P

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I like yoga

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emoticon Morning... I've just found a very very good/positive video series at my library called "Its Never Too Late" for "healthy aging". It's designed for senior fitness, but I believe it's also excellent for fibromyalgia sufferers. She hits all types of movements, her being a fellow senior, and she is so positive and upbeat. I think she a wonderful instructor.
emoticon Her website is reneburton.com and she has three videos to offer!
Anyway that's my little tidbit for the day!
Keep moving, it makes you feel better mentally and physically, eventually!! Don't give up!

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