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Old 09-17-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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Default Losing tone & shape & would love some advice...

I have always been very healthy. I am usually a slim/athletic build & before my injury, I played lots of football, running, surfing, kickboxing, cycling, etc, but now with my injury, I find even walking short distances extremely difficult. So any exercise is almost impossible. The fact that I cant exercise properly is frustrating for two reasons, 1- I love exercise. I enjoy sports & just loved being active, & 2- without exercise, I am rapidly getting out of shape. I have already lost my abs & my 'gut' is starting to expand outwards quicker than a 'red giant' star & I have no idea how to halt the expansion... I cant lift anything heavier than a shopping bag, cant be on my feet for too long, etc & Im a little lost as to what I can do to get back into shape... Has anybody on here had pelvic/hip/groin pain problems which stopped their mobility & how did you get any exercise done?

Im determined to not let this beat me, but Im mindful of doing too much too soon (already been a victim of my own impatience), so any advice from people with similar 'disability' would be hugely appreciated...
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how about a rowing machine utilizing just the arms and upper body but still burning calories, be careful with the weight I didn't address it and it got way out of control. be mindful of it.
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I will investigate that a little further. Thank you for the suggestion :-)

Thinking about it, Yoga might not be a bad idea, if I do it mellow...
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speaking of healthy living..there is a Chinese food platter screaming my name in the fridge. It's bad enough it's there (and how it got there I don't know) but its taunting is cruel. It's like the plate is alive and the sweet and sour chicken are all whispering to me and the whispering gets louder and louder until..I cant take it any more!!! Get me some sauucy susan. Now!! Make yourself useful, I know what I'm doing!!
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Haha! I have all the ingredients out on the side to make a Chicken Tikka Masala. But now they are there, I cant be bothered to cook, lol...

The docs asvised me against rowing due the the movement & pressure on hips... I will ask ghe question again though... Cheers for the suggestion mate :-)

Hope you are well dude (as well as can be)
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I I cant lift anything heavier than a shopping bag, cant be on my feet for too long, etc & Im a little lost as to what I can do to get back into shape... Has anybody on here had pelvic/hip/groin pain problems which stopped their mobility & how did you get any exercise done?

Im determined to not let this beat me, but Im mindful of doing too much too soon (already been a victim of my own impatience), so any advice from people with similar 'disability' would be hugely appreciated...
Check amazon and youtube for floor/mat or chair exercises.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g42Gv8bOz-U


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Hello,

I am really sorry to hear of your difficulties. I can relate so much. I have always been super fit and athletic. I am hyperactive and need to move. But after degenerating from spinal cord compression, I have difficulty even walking fast.

That being said, probably about 80-90% of our overall health/physique is dependent on our eating habits/type of foods we eat. Eating clean unrefined foods is vital (little to no processed foods, no gmos, antibiotics in our food, etc.) But one thing that can really help with keeping our physiques in shape can be intermittent fasting.

There are many methods, but all help to lesson the load on the body by allowing a cleansing time, and limit the amount of hours our bodies have elevated blood glucose from eating.

I usually don't eat after 8pm and then don't eat again until about noon the next day.I have 6 kids and no one believes I even have one. Try a search on intermittent fasting. It may help.

Good luck.
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Thank you for the advice. My situation has rapidly deteriorated, so any excercise is a certain no go area at the moment... I have surgery once they stop messing about with the dates & things will be even worse for a while, but have been advised that relaxed swimming can help as it is very low impact on joints. Hopefully, later if things settle, then I may be able to go walking & take it from there... Diet is extremely important from now on & I have researched the best nuitrition for my situation. Hopefully thing will start to improve soon...
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I was doing a stretchy band exercise tape...it is done in a chair, seated. I found this video on Amazon.

I'm slowly venturing out doing more...but have been very inconsistent due to health issues.

The tape, seated, worked lots of muscles...I'm sorry, I don't recall the name.

I agree, a good diet can go along way toward improving health. Simple walks are of great benefit too. I think diet is paramount. Be well.
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