Exercise without sleep ...or wait?

United States
July 7, 2010 9:07pm CST
Those who know me here know I just brought my son home from rehab. He still needs total assistance although he's getting better every day. He has to be turned every two hours for now. That means I don't get much sleep. Well, I get the hours, but never get the deep sleep. I know I cannot run right now, partly because I don't have anyone to stay with my son! Anyway I have some cardio workout videos. Should I go ahead and try it or would it be too much for my heart? Is it safe to go ahead and exercise?
3 responses
@katsmeow1213 (29029)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Personally I would think that would be too much stress on your body, and your mind. When I am too tired to work out but go anyways, I'm just miserable for the rest of the day. You don't need to be miserable while caring for your son. If you happen to have a day or two where you're feeling really good, then give it a shot.. but don't push yourself too far.
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• United States
9 Jul 10
Yeah, that's about what I figured. They may get him a different mattress and I won't have to turn him as frequently and then I'll get more sleep.. I think.!
@lelin1123 (15645)
• Puerto Rico
8 Jul 10
Well they usually say before you start certain types of exercises you should check it out with your doctor first. I think yoga and light weights would do so much better for you and your heart. You also know not to push yourself in the beginning of any type of exercise. If you have stairs in your house that is a form of exercise and depending on how many times in a day that you are up and down the stairs. If you have no stairs then running in place or even dancing will help you alot. Put your favorite music on and start dancing. That is great exercise too.
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• United States
9 Jul 10
I don't have stairs and I seriously have no rhythm! But I'll figure out some thing. I was thinking yoga might be good.. we'll see. I'll have to look into it.
@commanderxo (1496)
• Canada
10 Jul 10
I would think just taking care of your son would be enough. Sure, do the video thing...besides, you still have a couple of hours in between, before you have to turn your son over again. Just don't wear yourself out too thin. He'll be fine, and probably would want you to take time out for yourself anyway. cdrxo