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eMarshallZo

exercise

iv been trying to get fit and slimmer and the only thing i can physically do is swimming :( i want to try something else as well as swimming, iv been doing boxing fitness but after my second week of it i was on my crutch struggling to walk, anyone tried anything else?

Stumbler

@Stumbler

Zoe, swimming is considered the best exercise as the water supports you body and prevents any over-heating problems. I hear it also uses most of your muscles. It should allow you to get fitter and slimmer dependant on how often you go....... :)

cameron

@cameron

I do swimming and pilates. I did yoga as well but prefer pilates. It really helps with stiffness and suppleness and builds strength round your middle. Swimming is aerobic so you get those benefits as well as an excellent overall toning. Pilates is more like remedial physiotherapy and it has helped me correct muscle/joint problems that MS is causing. Other than that, what about the gym? It's a safe environment for strenuous exercise (for someone like me who is quite liable to fall over!).

loulou

@loulou

Zoe, please look up the IJOY TWIST, I have mentioned this a couple of times on here without much interest but I really recommend it it, I am not overweight but need to lose a few pounds round my middle and this is certainly doing the job, It REALLY works your core, my phisio has even had a go! I have lost 3 pnds in a week without changing my diet, I put on a bit of weight due to the lack of usual mobility, I have been doing 3/4 hr a day on speed 3 religiously and I can really see a difference in 10 days, google it and its on you tube, please let me know what you think x

scotkiwi

@scotkiwi

Evening Zoe, I cycle to/from work and that works a treat. I really enjoy being outdoors and I ignore the length of time it takes to go from A to B, I just pedal. Some days I bike home in 20mins - other days it takes 90 mins. I dont care!

Becks

@Becks

<a href='https://shift.ms/community/people/loulou/' rel='nofollow'>@loulou</a> - started to look into ijoy twist as tried bob the cob @mslife manchester and really think something like that will improve core muscles - just need to find reasonably priced recommended one so i get the right thing at the right price

loulou

@loulou

Becks the IJoy works your core much better than Bob! as you really "twist" with it! It costs about £350.00 to buy but well worth the money, I cannot recommend it enough, the company is "Human Touch" and from Back2, they crop up on Ebay occasionally

loulou

@loulou

Just in case anyone is interested there is an IJOY TWIST on Ebay to buy now at avery good price, its from the same company as I got mine and 50.00 cheaper, thay are as new, just been used as a demo

Becks

@Becks

Loulou - lets not dis Bob - i fell in love with him - but he was a tad big for the living room - seriously tho thanx for pointing me in right direction - have you tried the ijoy ride at all rather than the ijoy twist????

reddivine

@reddivine

I joined a Tai chi class and that is very good. Helps with balance, stress and co-ordination. Plus its slow, and you don't lie down (a plus for me) no leaping around (ditto) and yet after 2 hrs I am ready for the sofa............so a work-out even so. Swimming is v. good....exercises all muscles and of couse u r pushing against water resistance.

loulou

@loulou

Hi Becks, Bob is sure a lovely boy! I just really feel the benefit from the twisting, really works ya middle! and quite fun too when you get into the rythm, I like the fact that I don't go off balance and fall over! Its the side to side movement that is working the core (the ride doesnt do that) and Im really seeing results so determined to twist every day, when I have lost another five lbs Il let you know x