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Gotten really fat

What sort of MS-friendly exercise do people use to help keep in shape? Obviously nothing too brutal because not only do I get fatigued like lots of us do, I am naturally lazy at heart and prefer to sit on the settee!

Swimming is out for me, and what with the MS bladder I don’t like to venture too far from civilisation, so ideas on what other ppl have found suitable would be great :slight_smile:

I eat reasonably well (terrible sweet tooth so I can’t keep biscuits etc in the house), one of the pills I take for something else is notorious for weight gain but cant use that as an excuse! G

i have a wii fit and it’s handy to have something that i can exercise on in the home.

it has a section for balance. it shows your centre of gravity (mine is always rubbish).

it gives you your wii fit age, worked out from your real age and its assessment of how your session went.

sometimes when i’m feeling at my worse it tells me that i’m 21

then again when i’m feeling magnificent it tells me that i’m 78

worth a try

carole x

Morning, I go to a class through the PALS group, you have to be recommended either by you’re GP, or Physio, I do circuit training, sat down I might add, but it gets the heart rate going helps to keep me going, and I’m with other people, then I have a mini bike at home, just goes on the floor and I sit on a chair, use very small dumb bells for my arms to try and keep the strength there, I will add though that all this is done when I can manage, because like most on here fatigue is an issue, good luck, Jean

Hi,

Someone recommended I try yoga so rather than go to a class and make a fool of myself I bought myself a Barbara Currie Yoga DVD. Fatigue is a big problem for me and it’s even worse when I get hot so I keep away from anything thats going to warm me up. Yoga has been great, it doesn’t lose weight but it does tone and firm your wobbly bits and more importantly your core muscles, it helps with balance and co-ordination and there are a lot of poses you can do sitting down, if it’s done properly it doesn’t make you too hot and it gives you a lovely relaxed and feel good feeling. The only downside for me is getting cramps but I just wait until it passes and then carry on. By the way, I am not into excercise and if I am still doing it a year later it says a lot! AND the DVDs are only a couple of quid on the net. Its worth a try…

Good luck

Suex

Hi Twinks. Like most, I can relate to being really fat too!

I`ve dieted on and off for centuries…feels like that anyway!

About 5 years before my disabilites began, I had lost 7st with WW. Id follwoed their eating plan and it worked a treat! Then once I began to slow down with mobility issues, the weight began creeping back.....plus I have a feederfor a husband. he makes the most disgustingly gorgeous cakes and pies..which heforces` me to eat…(my choice of words there)

But in May this year, I joined Sliming World, but trying to get on the scales was a hoot and so the teacher refunded my brass, but lets me to go to class for the inspiration it gives. And guess what? I reckon I have lost almost 2 stones, going by my clothes and comments from carers.

It`s a brilliantly easy eating programe, so if you could get to a class, maybe it will help you too, eh? Exercise for me is practically impossible…I tend to wave my arms around a lot!

luv Pollx

I love pilates, and since its mainly floor based (sitting or lying) it has been good no matter what condition I am at the time. You can get good DVDs but I find the classes great as the teachers generally know a lot about bodies, more than regular fitness instructors and can really help you. I try to go once or twice a week.

I go to an aquafit class or swim once a week as well if I can find time too.

I was worried about weight gain as well as i put on loads when I started on gabapentin and wasn’t able to walk much, but I started the paleo diet which has got rid of my sweet tooth and I don’t eat anything processed now, or gluten, sugar or dairy. Never felt better :smiley:

I love pilates, and since its mainly floor based (sitting or lying) it has been good no matter what condition I am at the time. You can get good DVDs but I find the classes great as the teachers generally know a lot about bodies, more than regular fitness instructors and can really help you. I try to go once or twice a week.

I go to an aquafit class or swim once a week as well if I can find time too.

I was worried about weight gain as well as i put on loads when I started on gabapentin and wasn’t able to walk much, but I started the paleo diet which has got rid of my sweet tooth and I don’t eat anything processed now, or gluten, sugar or dairy. Never felt better :smiley:

If you read my posts earlier last week I am following the if Poll says no so can I plan.

Everytime I want something naughty I have a Poll says no moment and for the last couple of weeks its worked.

It does also run to Poll says no to exercise,but the weight is coming off anyway so its fine by me…I was built for comfort not speed!

It costs nothing aswell.

Good luck

Pip

Hi G I am using an exercise bike as I don’t have to use my legs to support my weight! So far,so good! Mind you Pip’s method sounds much more fun! Teresa xx

Ahem, Poll has said yes a few times lately, but now she is DEINITELY saying NO!

luv Pollx

Tonning tables are great!

low energy exercise AND this really tones your body.

Give it a try. Just Google ‘Tonning Tables’ in your area! x