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Old 11-21-2018, 05:45 PM   #1
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I find it so hard to start exercising. I need to for so many reasons! When I start off I go slow and then speed up and am sore in so many spots. I mean terribly sore; have arthritis. Can't afford to go to a gym. Any tips would be most appreciated.
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:30 AM   #2
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Maybe try walking 10 mins two to three times per day or try stationary bike for low impact exercise. If possible try water aerobics since this is good low impact exercise for arthritis. Also if affordable and possible maybe physical therapy. Good luck and hope you get some me relief for the arthritis.
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Whenever I try to get back into exercising, I start with a Couch to 5K running program. It alternates short bursts of running with walking, and steadily builds up until you're running 3 miles (5K) without walking. But if you're having trouble with soreness from arthritis, it might be a good idea to start with something low impact, like biking or swimming. I second the suggestion on physical therapy.
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What happens if you just keep slow, without speeding up? Have you tried swimming, restorative yoga, yin yoga, yoga nidra - I go to a yoga studio and I realize that if you cannot afford a gym, you also cannot afford a yoga studio, but there must be free options via YouTube. All of the above styles of yoga are relaxing and not exerting, and all very good for you. I think you might be a person who benefits from slow exercise.
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