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JEANINNEWCASTLE Posts: 2,290
7/4/13 1:24 A

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It's a consensus! I'll add some swimming to my routine.

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7/3/13 9:13 A

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Ive had FM over 15yrs and I was told by a doctor 6yrs ago if I didn't start exercising I would end up in a wheelchair. I had always been fit pre-FM by cycling, aerobics, weight training (I even managed a body building gym which specialised in training for competition)and yoga etc so I was really upset when this was said to me I tried walking and returning to the gym but found it too much so I started swimming I did join a gym but only used the pool but it meant I could go whenever I could sometimes every day when I was feeling good or just once or twice a week when not so good. I now go to my local pool 2 or 3 times a week but I am restricted with the available sessions but I find I do have to go in order to control the pain. Swimming is a gentle exercise and you can go at a pace to suit you. It doesn't matter how much you do. I try and make sure I do at least 15mins its very rare I do an hour but I always congratulate myself that I have been. I never look for excuses not to go. The only time I dont go is if I am suffering fatique as I know i'll struggle to get dressed etc.

My GP also runs yoga classes which I attend and I do this sitting in a chair. Some of the breathing exercises actually uses more energy than exercise.
You can exercise you just have to have the motivation mine was the threat of a wheelchair. The weather can effect me either hot or cold but I have just learnt to deal with it.

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7/3/13 12:03 A

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My doctor says swimming is the best choice, but I can't handle cool water or hot sun. Also, I don't have access to a pool. My boyfriend's place has a pool, though, and in the evening it should be pretty warm.

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7/2/13 11:55 P

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I hadn't thought of swimming. That's a good idea!

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7/2/13 9:14 P

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I also stay indoors to do any exercise when hot. I enjoy pools in the evening and frequently with be found water walking for an hour.

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7/2/13 8:16 P

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I stay inside and do yoga, walk every aisle in the store with a shopping cart for support, and I have plans to go swimming in the evenings when I visit my boyfriend.

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7/2/13 8:10 P

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I was looking at the "Does hot weather affect your fibro" discussion. I am indeed, one of those people who has a difficult time with swelling and pain in the hot weather. The combination of those two things makes exercise really difficult. Does anyone have any suggestions or insights into how to exercise in hot weather when it increases your pain level?

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