Last reply 4 months ago
Getting back to being somewhat active

Hey all! I was wondering if anyone had advice about getting back to being active. Since my diagnosis in June of last year I have completely stopped doing any type of exercise. I wanted to get back into it but I am not sure what would be a good starting point. Before my diagnosis I walked and did some yoga here and there but now that my balance is way off I’m scared to do yoga and walking is fine its just that I look like a drunk person sometimes walking and I tend to trip a lot. I was told to do water aerobics, has anyone given that a try and do you like it? any and all suggestions are welcome!!

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supermum1983
4 months ago

I was sent a dvd to try some excercises, from a charity I go to gym nothing crazy just treadmill on an incline I don’t run. I have a dodgy ankle. I heard anything water based it good less impact on joints


grandma
4 months ago

Anything in the water is great. I’m 63, have had the beast for 26 years can’t really walk and my hands don’t work but I can still swim. I can do things in the water that I can’t do on land, it’s important to keep everything going cos as you know there is nothing really wrong with anything in your body, the messages from your brain just aren’t getting through as normal. Just be careful of normal bumps and strains and putting it all down to your ms, you can still twist an ankle🥊 Swimming is the best all round exercise and even if you don’t actually swim, it doesn’t matter, just walking in the water or floating on your back and sculling will help🤞👏😜


melina_zambrano
4 months ago

@supermum1983 and grandma Thanks for the advice! I think the water aerobics is what I am going to do, seems fun and its a good way to get started I guess lol


rogersouthall
4 months ago

Melina, you will find your feet soon, little and slowly, as the days go by you will notice a difference, the art is to not over do things, we are all different, good luck
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bevturner
4 months ago

Melina, know what you mean. I used to be really active too before MS. I’m a member at a local gym and I used to be embarrassed about going in there with my walking stick. Not anymore. In fact the people at the gym are so kind and helpful, and suggest exercises. I do a spinning class which keeps my leg mobile, a Pilates class to help with stretching and I walk up and down the pool as I can no longer swim.
Good luck! Do let us know how you get on.


dramaqueen
4 months ago

If you dont use it you’ll lose it. Your body will speak to you just listen. Stop when your tired but do whatever you want. If you can still be active your diagnoses shouldn’t stop you. You know your limits or if you dont then its time to find them out. The worst that can happen is recovery time. gwan girl. x

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