Share how you stay active! Do you exercise in the morning or in the evening? How do you know how much exercise is too much? This forum post is an open place to share about your experience with exercise.
I only exercise in the evening or nighttime because if I do it too early, I might not have the muscle strength for breathing and swallowing.
Hi there. I enjoy the forums they are most informative. I have puzzle I've recently been diagnosed with mg and Parkinson's so, what should I be looking at for exercise? I can't get too much out of my neurologist as this one really stumps him
Before I got sick, I was an avid cyclist. Car free for 3 years too. One of the hardest things for me at first was not being able to ride because my balance is terrible now. I eventually found out about recumbent trikes and purchased one and has an e-assist system installed. Now on a good day I can bike without balance issues and get in 15 miles or so, riding without the motor assist until I get tired and then adding in e-assist levels as needed. No worry about not getting home if the legs crap out; I can put it on
cruise control and not pedal, just steer, if I'm too weak. I've already noticed a big improvement in my muscle development (which degraded to nothing after 6 months of complete inactivity). And being able to still do all my errands, etc., helps my mood too. I've got a stander umbrella folding walker that I strap on the rear cargo rack so I can get off the trike and go into stores, etc. Literally saved me from feeling like I'd lost everything.
I took up photography years ago and taking nature walks with my camera is a great way to get exercise. Stopping to take pictures gives your body the rest often needed when your body tells you it doesn't feel like continuing. I also find nature to be the most relaxing place to be. Love it.