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Exercise: Yes Or No?

Exercise: Yes Or No?

Do you find exercise helps with your illness'? I have PsA, Fibromyalgia and Severe Asthma- just to name a few. My husband thinks I need to start exercising, but I disagree. Walking takes a toll on me. Moving around hurts, even more. I don't think he understands the depth of my conditions. When a doctor (pain management) says they are sorry and there is nothing they can do for you, you would think....it's bad, really bad. I try to walk at least 500 steps daily. Some days are better than others.… read more

A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Keeping moving helps me immensely. If I have a lot of pain and can't go for a walk then I stretch. Any movement helps. Sometimes I forget and get caught in the old way of thinking that 'if it hurts, don't do it', but then I remember that if I work through the pain bit by bit I will feel better. Start slow, go to physiotherapy if need be, get someone to help you, but move if you can and you will feel better (after it most likely hurts).

I think I have had AS a long time but didn't know it due to an active lifestyle. I wasn't diagnosed until I had a desk job for about 7 or 8 years, despite having had some symptoms for years. Symptoms were much worse when I became less active.

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Right my daughter's shops for me I can't stand long definitely the cart or something too hold on too really helps. We are in it too win this pain. Have a Bless Day all 😇❣️🙏

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

I have many days when I don't do much moving and when I have a good day I get up and do stuff and usually find out the next day that I overdid it but you have to get things done when you have a good day cuz you never know when the next one will be. When I DO exercise I prefer swimming and it's also what my rheumy recommends.

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

Tart cherry juice or 10-20 cherries a day helps tremendously, especially with gout.

posted over 1 year ago
A MySpondylitisTeam Member said:

No maybe some stretching walk as permitting

posted over 1 year ago
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