is it possible to exercise without using up my limited store of energy?
If one maintains a low enough intensity i think it could be possible.
Calories will still be burned, but not to the extent that any significant consequence would manifest.
Meanwhile, such efforts could yield a certain degree of muscle tone and motility.
Pilates, yoga, maybe even Tai Chi, if not done to extreme, can be participated in without exhaustion i would think.
One for a physiotherapist to answer I think. I do physio exercises on the bed, sometimes with the aid of my OH. The idea is to try and retain / gain strength in core and legs. But I can’t do cardio type stuff that uses energy.
Not a daft question, but it does depend on how you react to the introduction of any exercise. While seeking the advice of a decent physio is always a good idea, these are probably a good start. Go easy though.
I’ve bookmarked those links Whammel, thanks for sharing them! I really need to get myself moving a bit, but it’s really hard to get into the habit!
i am in bed most of the time these days, but i still do pilates exercises for my legs and core,i can do them laid on my bed,and i find they do help me too.