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    Recommendations for a yoga/stretching/gentle workout channel on Youtube?

    I would like to explore starting a habit of gentle movement inside at home. I have a currently undiagnosed condition that is causing swelling and mild pain in my knees, so I do have some limitations physically. Mentally and emotionally I find intentional exercise very difficult because it makes me focus on my body which I prefer to dissociate from. I have been doing body-based and somatic therapy for nearly a year now, though, and some of the panic when I connect to my body is subsiding, so I think it is a good time to start a routine like this. I don't know where to start, though, and thought I would ask if anyone has a recommendation. Thank you in advance!

    #recommendation #Advice #Yoga #Stretching #Workout #Exercise #movement #body #MentalHealth #Depression #Anxiety #Trauma #SexualAssault #Undiagnosed

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    I slept weird the other night. It gave me such a PAIN in the neck!

    I have #Fibromalgia , chronic pain, chronic fatigue, chronic vertigo (more like unsteadiness, not spinning), pre diabetes came back after being diabetic, I’m still eating well & trying to exercise, but every time I exercise or sleep on the other side, etc… I end up with such bad pain in my muscles going from my neck to my arms. I’m going to order a shoulder/neck warming pad. Was wondering what else I could do? I didn’t even try exercising today. My head is wonky from terrible winds here and cold rain. I use an air glider for exercise. When it’s nicer, I’ll be able to take my Walker out.

    Thanks in advance for any ideas. #Fibromyalgia #Fibro #diabetes2 #Deaf #HOH #Exercise #Pain

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    I’m proud of myself today!

    I did good today. I walked into the town centre with my sister and my nephew, AND walked back, too! Normally, I can only make it one way, so I’m super proud of myself. (Altogether it’s just under 3 miles).

    AND, not only did I meet my daily step goal of 6,000… I also walked a further 3,096! I feel so good for it. I am so determined to lose this weight. I need to. I’m going to. I’ve got this! 💪

    #ChronicPain #chronicillnesswarrior #POTS #EDS #InterstitialCystitis #Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #NAFLD #LiverDisease #obese #Overweight #Exercise #Walking #Feelinggood #happy

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    Holistic anyone?

    Has anyone tried a holistic or natural approach paired with diet and exercise for bipolar disorder and anxiety successfully and been able to go off medication? #BipolarDisorder #Holistic #Natural #diet #Anxiety #Exercise #Medication

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    Diagnosis finally!

    I've been diagnosed with hypermobility spectrum disorder very recently. I'm currently trying to process everything and work out what help I need to go back to the rheumatology team in January. I've had symptoms since I was a child but I've been really struggling with pain in my hands and feet particularly in the morning. I've had this for over a year now and been going back and forth with doctors until I finally got to see a GP who referred me for every blood test she could think of and referred me to rheumatology and cardiology to cover all the bases. I'd be interested if anyone has tips on exercises or pain management. I'd love to get fit again but the pain next day just makes it unbearable. #hypermobilityspectrumdisorder #JointHypermobilitySyndrome #Hypermobility #PainManagement #Pain #Exercise

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    Learning how to cope with depression and anxiety.

    I will like to start sharing my thoughts on mental health issues. starting today with how to cope with depression and anxiety I have come up with some strategies that might help others.

    1) Stay in touch: You shouldn't withdraw from life because you're depressed. Instead, try to socialize and stay in touch with the people you care about. When you're down, your loved ones and friends will help you get back up.

    2) Stay active: I will emphasize on this because exercise is actually one of the best medications for depression. The more you exercise, the better you feel, so I think we should try as much as possible to stay active, even if it is just for 20 minutes a day.

    3) Don't drink too much alcohol: Although I am working hard to overcome this, I believe that alcohol does not help us when we are depressed; rather, it makes things worse, so I believe we should not drink more than is necessary for our health.

    4) Establish a routine: I believe that having a routine when we are depressed helps us avoid doing things that are unnecessary. It is always a good idea to stick to your routine in order to avoid doing something you will later regret.

    5) Learn to meditate: Meditation has been shown to have a positive effect on a depressed brain. I'm not suggesting that we become priests or pastors, but rather that we make as much time as possible for ourselves to connect with this invincible spirit that rules the universe.

    6) We should learn to be grateful. Being grateful is one of the most important habits anyone can develop, and being grateful for all the small improvements in your life will undoubtedly elevate you to a higher level, so we should practice gratitude on a regular basis.

    7) Seeking help for depression: If you are still feeling down, you should seek help, and you should never be ashamed to do so. You didn't ask to be depressed; it's just the way things are, so if we can't handle our depression, we should seek help.

    #Depression #Anxiety #TheMighty #Migraine #ChronicHeadaches #Alcoholism #OccipitalNeuralgia #Meditation #Gratitude #Exercise #Therapy #Motivation

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    I never know where to post what I want to share - too many groups and I'm unsure whether I'd be or not off topic.

    #mood #Exercise #overthinking #Meditation #understand #Insight #help #learn #Fun #growth #Inspiration


    Running journey update - need advise

    So I had one of my worst runs ever today. I’m training for a Turkey trot 5k but I have severe asthma and some other breathing issues. My friend and I decided to go on a 4 mile run today bc I’ve been doing a lot better with the running and I was hoping that if I could go farther than the 3 miles, the day of I would be better. Well right off the bat my lungs were already a mess. I did my inhaler before I left as per usual and did it again about 1.75 miles in bc I was having a hard time. Then I produced so much mucus that I almost threw up a few times. The Turkey trot is less than a week away and I’m running it with another freind who ran track and is more than a foot taller than me. I’m really nervous bc I don’t want to hold him back and I want to enjoy the race. I’m not sure how I regressed so much today. It felt like before I even started training and I don’t know how to fix it. #Asthma #Exercise #CysticFibrosis (I don’t have CF but some of my symptoms have always been really similar so maybe someone can help me out?)

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    Wellness Wednesday: Diabetes & Exercise Solutions

    In this community, we are all aware of the benefits of physical activity in managing diabetes.

    In addition, we discussed some barriers to exercise due to limited mobility, and ideas for incorporating exercise into your daily routine.

    But what if you don't have the time, exercise is boring, and you're just not motivated to exercise?

    Find out how to overcome those barriers with this quick guide from Diatribe!


    ❓What barriers mentioned in the article have you personally experienced and how did you overcome them?

    Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments 👇🏾

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #physicalactivity #Exercise #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether


    My mum kinda pissed me off...

    So, I've been trying to lose weight for a long time, and I've slowly been losing it. I walk for 2-3 hours a week at a brisk pace, I've been really careful of what I eat and drink, too. A couple of weeks ago I had a review of my diabetes, and I was placed on a new medication that's going to help keep my blood sugars down. I'm still going to keep up with the diet and exercise, though. A nifty side effect of this drug (Dapagliflozin) is that it helps you lose weight, which my doctor thinks is a good idea.

    Exercising can be difficult for me because I have Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome - when I stand up, my blood pressure plummets so drastically I often faint, and to make up for the drop in blood pressure, my pulse skyrockets - often getting up to around 150-160bpm. It's a horrible condition and I truly hate how much it limits me.

    I've managed to drop my weight down to 95kg (209lbs), and I'm really pleased. And my mother said... "I wish I had a heart like yours. MY weight would fall off too if my heart rate was constantly over 150bpm."

    Like... Excuse me? I couldn't help but get really angry. I'm not even sure how I managed to hold my tongue. I would give ANYTHING to be healthy. To not have this condition so I could have more of a normal life, so I wouldn't have to live in fear of fainting in public. I'm not even sure that ONLY having tachycardia would make you lose weight... But if it does/did... I still wouldn't want it.

    I'm just seriously pissed off. Would YOU be pissed in a family member said this to you? My friend says I'm overreacting. But, if anything, I feel like I'm underreacting.

    #POTS #posturalorthostatictachycardia #Dysautonomia #chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #Tachycardia #EhlersDanlos #EDS #NAFLD #Diabetes #BPD #Migraines #InterstitialCystitis #HeartCondition #WeightLoss #Exercise #ChronicFatigue

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