Exercising

@dfollin (12111)
United States
June 12, 2012 10:52pm CST
I have high blood pressure,nerve damage in my left arm,tendonitus in my right arm and both my feet.I also have arthritis in my knee,hip,back,elbows and neck.And I need to lose weight.I still hurt at times. But,a few weeks ago I started going to a fitness center exercising,attending a Yoga class and other exercising classes three times a week.On the other days that I cannot get there I do some sit ups and other exercises at home and a lot of walking. Well' this helps now while the weather is hot,but will it do the same during cold weather that creeps into my bones,joint's and nerves. what do you think?
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
13 Jun 12
U sound like me w/all those problems. My arthritus bothers me as much in the summer as it does in the winter. It's the pits no matter what time of the year it is.
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Oh no,mine gets worse in the cold weather or rain.
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@deebomb (15347)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Antiquelady a lot of people are worse in some weather. I kept track with the weather and the barometer and it made no difference as to when my arthritis would become active.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
14 Jun 12
I can always tell when it's going to rain. mine is just bad all the time. different strokes for different folks i always herad, donna. I know what u mean dee. as i said it's the pits all the time w/me.
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@litvillegas (1275)
• Philippines
23 Aug 12
Hello dfollin I'm sorry to hear about your condition.:(.. I think it's better to consult your doctor about it,or better consult your instructor. It's better to consult the expert..:) Health is wealth so it's better to pay attention for that matter. Have a good health...^_^
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
23 Aug 12
My doctor knew I was going to do the exercises.But,now I have to find a new place to exercise because their air conditioner broke right after we went on vacation and when I came back it was still broke and has been broke all summer. We went in there not knowing it was not on and several people walked out cause they could not handle the heat,including myself and teenage daughter.And the yoga teacher did not show up either. The yoga classes are (were) in the gym.
• Philippines
24 Aug 12
I think that's a good decision. It's better to find a better place to exercise. A place that is comfortable for you...:)
• Indonesia
19 Jun 12
its not matter how u look like, but its really important about ur healthy. There is a point when u need to stop gain waight and start loose few pounds for good.
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
19 Jun 12
That is so true.
• United States
18 Jun 12
It is hard when you have physical problems to be...well...physical activities. I also have problems with movement for a variety of reasons. I have found though that watching the amount of sweets and caffeine I take in helps a lot. Also, I find that if I take a 15 min. walk at my own speed daily, as well as 10 min. on the elliptical with low/no resistance it works best for me. Obviously every body is different and you will have to find what works well for you! Swimming is also wonderful...during the winter go to an indoor pool.
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
19 Jun 12
The only indoor pool near us is nice you can walk down into it into gradual water(low to high,1 inch to 6 feet).However it is about 3/4 of a mile from me,if I take the short cuts and about 2 miles if I get a ride and no bus to it.It cost $8 each time and I can't swim.But they have a hot tub there.
@deebomb (15347)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Hello dfollin. You sound worse than I am. I have rheumatoid arthritis. It is really affecting my hands. I have had it for almost or over forty years now. right now my hips and legs hurt as well as my arms.My back is also giving me fits. Back in the middle of January I fell in the middle of the night and fractured my tail bone. It took three trips to ER to find the fracture because of the arthritis. Spent about 6 weeks in rehab learning to walk again and to exercise. Had a home physical therapist come to the house to help and show me what exercises to do. I should get out and walk but need some one to go with me in case I fall again. No one wants to. I have to use a walker when going any distance over 50 feet. Would like to go to gym but also no transportation.
@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Oh my goodness! The doctor just tested me for rheumitoid arthritis and the test was negative.But,I have some sort of arthritis,but it hasn't been specified yet.That is one of the reason's why we need to move in that area,no transportation.
@blummus (452)
• United States
13 Jun 12
GO YOU! You're doing what a lot more of us should do, including me. As far as the weight loss, blood pressure and general mobility, yes, this will keep working as long as you do it; it will also help against the pain and lethargy that so often come with cold or stormy weather. It would be a good idea to talk to your doctor, physical therapist and/or Yoga instructor about your concerns before you start having problems, so you can work together and prevent them as much as possible. Keep this up, dfollin. You have my sincere admiration.
@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Thanks!I'm glad that you understand about what I'm saying about the cold and stormy weather.We do have what I need,planned for now.When it gets colder I will talk with them and re-evaluate the situation.
• United States
13 Jun 12
It should definitely help, even in the cold weather, although I doubt that it will ever totally get rid of your pain, especially as the cold weather tends to increase the pain of arthritis. Still, the more you consistently exercise within your limits, the better you will feel and the less pain you will have on a regular basis, even though you may still have bouts or "flare-ups" where you need to take it easy for a little while.
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
This is not water exercise.There are no pools or sauna there.This is just an exercise place for women only.
@GardenGerty (92274)
• Marion, Kansas
13 Jun 12
I think it helps year round, if you can do it. I like water exercise the best but I have done weight training. It all increases circulation and makes your whole body warmer. You may see over time that your blood pressure comes down and that you lose weight. That will help with the aches and pains all over. Some foods and spices help with arthritis as well. Sour cherries, ginger, turmeric to name a few.
@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
I figured I would have to exercise during the winter months,but I am just wondering if it's going to make me feel as well as I do now.
@toniganzon (42802)
• Philippines
13 Jun 12
Do you have a gym instructor? Did the instructor gave you the program according to your health concerns? If you have, then you are doing the right thing. You don't need to exercise everyday. You can do that three times a week. Yoga is good too for stretching.
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Yes,she said three times a week is good.But,I cannot get to the fitness center on weekends because buses do not run at where we are staying on weekends.Then I went to Yoga and did my other exercises on Friday,then of course no weekend time.I was supposed to go on Monday for an exercise class,but didn't get to go.I went today just to exercise and I feel much better.
@tatsumaki (189)
• Indonesia
13 Jun 12
Maybe you should consult with the doctor or the gym expert... So they could suggest you what you should do...
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@dfollin (12111)
• United States
13 Jun 12
Good idea!
@roshigo58 (4871)
• Pune, India
23 Aug 12
Hi, As you have health problems exercise is must for you. But you should consult physiotherapist for the advice for exercise. yoga is very good method of body exercise. I think it would be better to go for yoga class than going to gym. Walking is also a very good exercise. Take care!