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Got my walk in #Selfcare #Exercise #Selflove

My of my self care Ruiz walking. I had a chicken and avocado salad yesterday at the Cheesecake Factory yesterday so I had walk it off. I’m proud of myself I normally don’t like salads but this was good I think the honey peanut vinaigrette kept my interest.

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Quick Tip Thursday: Get Active Every Day at Least 20 to 25 Minutes

Start small and build up gradually. Take advantage of every opportunity to be active. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle by getting 20 to 25 minutes of exercise a day can reduce your risk of diabetes complications. Due to injuries and immobility, some patients can't do physical activities. Therefore, talk to your doctor about what physical activities are right for you and your health.

#Diabetes #DiabetesType2 #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #ChronicIllness #Lifestyle #physicalactivity #Exercise #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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I feel better!

I absolutely SMASHED my steps goal today! My daily goal is 6000, so I’m well over. I feel quite tired, and a little bit sore… But I also feel good for it!

Last week, when I hit 10k, I was left in pain for days because I was stupid and didn’t respect my own limits. But today I did it slowly, bit by bit. Rather than doing it all in one go, alongside my sister who always speed walks, leaving me to practically jog to keep up with her, I took my time.

Today I went for three walks, at my own speed, and I took breaks during each walk. I also took my toddler nephew to the park, which we both really enjoyed.

Anyway… I just wanted to share something positive for a change, haha! I hope you’re all doing well. 😊

#chronicillnesswarrior #ChronicPain #POTS #EDS #Dysautonomia #NAFLD #LiverDisease #Diabetes #Migraines #jointhypermobility #BPD #Depression #Anxiety #obese #InterstitialCystitis #Exercise #Walking

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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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