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do you exercise?

Geegeenumber1
Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
if so what do you do? Do you enjoy it? How often do you do it
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,668 Disability Gamechanger
    Sadly I don't, I know I should but I never really have. B)
    I am a person with epilepsy not an epileptic, my illness doesn't define me.
  • deb74
    deb74 Member Posts: 767 Pioneering
    I walk my dog at least 2 miles a day.
  • AudreyM49
    AudreyM49 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    We have a dog so I walk her daily. I also have a mini bike exerciser which I use 3 times a day for2 minutes working on doing it for longer. It’s strange that walking can cause pain but peddling doesn’t.
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    thats fantastic i cant walk but wanted a bike as like you i think i could do that but i havent got room for it, just got some weights which i do whenever i get a break from work or feel the urge to eat - im dieting 
  • AudreyM49
    AudreyM49 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    Well done on doing weights and dieting something I should be doing. I’m a comfort eater with a sweet tooth. I don’t have a bike, I’d probably fall off. It’s just pedals  with straps that I put my feet into and pedal when sitting in my chair. My physiotherapist said peddling would be easier than walking and it is for me. Good luck with your diet.

  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    thank you its a long slog but i have just paid for soe very expensive weight loss injections. some people can get them on prescription but not many. they really reduce the appetite

    i think i could do with those pedals i mostly stay laying down all day working from home i wish i could walk its more difficult because i used to be super fit and actve

    im a comfort eater too esp boredom eating !
  • AudreyM49
    AudreyM49 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    I didn’t know there were weight loss injections. I hope that they will work for you . I know it’s really difficult to have our abilities and capabilities taken from us. I’m thinking about taking up knitting again to keep my hands busy and away from putting sweets in my mouth. I hope you’ll keep me posted on your diet. Keep motivated and good luck 
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    i will do

    you should join the whats for tea thread im always on there 


  • AudreyM49
    AudreyM49 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    Okay thanks, I will. See you there.
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    awesome and message anytime !¬
  • AudreyM49
    AudreyM49 Member Posts: 31 Connected
     :) thank you and you too always good to chat x
  • fluffycat
    fluffycat Member Posts: 215 Pioneering
    I try to walk 6k to 10k steps daily.
    Often surpass 10k though like to have a reason to venture out (beverage or shopping etc.)
    Take music along which can aid motivation, along with a tracker device. (glad to get out once out but need a push)
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    Wow remember when I used to be able to do this bet it's wonderful esp in the warmer weather
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,782 Disability Gamechanger
    I am also lucky enough to be able to average about 10k steps a day but you wouldn't know it to look at me!! :|:D
  • leeCal
    leeCal Member Posts: 4,344 Disability Gamechanger
    Luckily I’m naturally athletic. 
    For example, I can do forty winks in under ten minutes! 🤣

    I'm a bit of a conspiracy theorist...as if you didn't know.


  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    does anybody weight train

    i developed a knee disorder through heavy weight training but havent lost the interest

    just bought some dumbells and doing them every other day from home

    got a lot of weight on me and cant do any other exercise but might be able to swim when i can get transport to the baths does anyone else swim?
  • AudreyM49
    AudreyM49 Member Posts: 31 Connected
    Thank for your comment @leeCal it made me smile 😃.
  • Pixie51
    Pixie51 Member Posts: 70 Courageous
    I am essentially lazy but adore yoga and teach it so that is my main exercise but also walk my dog, swim and kayak.All things just to be out in nature so it doesnt seem like exercise .🙏


    Yoga heals the soul 🙏💖
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,393 Pioneering
    edited June 10
    Hi @Geegeenumber1
                                          How are you? Thank you for starting such a great thread. I try to exercise daily, I do physio, weights and I have a hand bike which I use for my arms, though I alternate the weights and hand bike, too much all in one day :)  Exercise is really important, both for physical and mental health and can also help with other elements of life like socialising. Though I personally don't massively like swimming, I know it is good for supporting mobility and is great for people with limited mobility. Please may I ask, are there pools local to where you are? I hope that you are able to get to a pool soon if this interests you. I also play wheelchair basketball, though not recently due to the pandemic, and I also help to coach football. Thank you.
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    @WestHam06
    Hi! Wow it sounds like you are really active that's great. I'm not much of a swimmer but until I can get my knees sorted can't walk. I do weights ar home now trying to lose weight. When I get a mobility car in a month or so I can go to the pool it's not possible to go any other way because of my bad knees. I might be getting knee injections and I'm trying to lose some weight to help

    What weights do you do. I've bought some 20kg dumbbells mostly donupper body because of my knees the hand bike sounds good they can really get your heart rate up as k remember from the gym

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