Exercise- The Final Frontier
June 13, 2012 5 Comments
My fibro is definitely better than it was 10 years ago. However, it’s at a standstill as far as improving. My wonderful doctor said that I need to exercise more- oh boy, just what I wanted to hear. Apparently, the best exercise for fibro is cardio. And here I thought simple stretching like yoga was key.
So, for the past month, I have been trying out cardio to help my fibro. I’ve been speed walking about 2-3 miles every other day. Depending on how I feel, it usually takes me 1/2 an hour to a full hour.
But, just like any treatment routine it has it’s ups and downs.
- Hard to keep routine. Every few days I get a pain attack at night– usually after 3rd day of exercise.
- Waking up and getting my ass going in the am.
- I’ve lost weight.
- I have more energy most days.
All the ups and downs aside, I’m continuing to try this exercise routine out for at least 3 months. I have found that 3 months is key to figuring out if a new treatment program will work or not for my fibro.
What about you? What exercise routine works for your fibro? Please let me know in the comments below.