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    What physical exercise do you like doing '?

    Continuing on from some threads. Do you think exercise is good for your well-being as well as your body.

    Clearly some organisations do ...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29679101

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    My problems are with my mental health rather than physical so perhaps some of what I say won't be possible for everyone.

    I used to love playing 5 a side football , although had to give it up due to work commitments. Been meaning to sign up to a gym for a while. Used to go the gym but lost motivation for it and haven't been for years.

    Particularly with sport, there is the social benefit of getting out and doing something with friends. With the pitch costing between £1 and £3 per person, it was a cheap way of socialising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighttouch View Post
    Continuing on from some threads. Do you think exercise is good for your well-being as well as your body.

    Clearly some organisations do ...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-29679101

    Yes for some it would definitely benefit them. Exercise can build energy levels, circulation etc... The downside is it would be difficult to participate if you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks being with others that in itself is a nightmare.

    I can't walk, let alone run. If I become too exhausted my skin flares up causing flushing, the flushing then causes eczema, then I need to treat the eczema, sometimes just hydrocortisone, occasionally with antibiotics. Then I'm housebound again for a week lol.

    <<< crawls back into my hole (there you go my exercise done for the day).

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    If you can't do it, improvise! I love your style and I love the way that you are challenging other people's assumptions in the best way possible - by showing them what you can do and, most of all, that you're a person just like everyone else.

    The social model of disability says that disability is society's refusal to accommodate our impairments. I think it's great that you are making the class accessible. After all, you're the expert on what your body can and can't do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaspberryRipple View Post
    Thanks Flymo for your encouragement! The "Can do" attitude really does allow me to achieve goals that people assume are unreachable.
    I also make adaptations to exercises so that I am able to do them. I can't swim laying on my stomach or back as a leg goes numb and unresponsive. I do swim though, sitting up pedalling like riding a bike with breast stroke arms. Looks ridiculous but I enjoy swimming so, so what.

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    I have started going swimming again.

    Feeling so much better but it really exhausts me for at least 2 days after

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    Baby steps peeps! By which i mean, all exercise is good. Keeps even the decrepit of us flexible and those muscles working. I have found swimming works (I do a limited number of lengths and get out while I can still walk). Also belly dancing - v. good for core muscles and FUN! Tried tai chi - was good and slow (a positive thing for me) but the knees canna keep it up scotty.
    The phhsio has given some exercises with an exercise ball. Do not forget sex is an exercise too.
    Sadly if i did it every day i'd be a complete & utter wreck!

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    Sex is a good exercise..no denying that.

    I'd love to do belly dancing. Burlesque is also good, me and a couple of friends used to go to burlesque dance sessions - we dressed up and everything. LOVED it. I can't stand up for long enough anymore, gutted I have little bursts of energy where I dance around my living room for 5 minutes at a time, though. I have always remembered my Ballet lessons from when I was a girl, so I do basic moves from that as well. Helps my joints from going stiff, and I can STILL point my toe properly.

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    People don’t need to get your exercise previously. 15 a few minutes day, midday, in addition to night can provide much of the same benefit as a half-hour all at one time.

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