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Lyon wrote:This thread might interest you http://www.thisisms.com/ftopicp-57453.html#57453
Terry wrote:Hi Wendigo,
I don't have an exercise routine, but I run my own home and do the yard work and everything else that needs done. I am always mindful now of time. I can still do just about anything I could do pre-MS, but only for a while. Eventually, the "credit card" is depleted. I have to ask myself what is the most important thing to do with my time, because I know that the energy depletes faster. With all that needs done, I just am not of the personality to use the energy stores, say, walking a treadmill, when the yard needs to be mowed. There are many folks here who do have an exercise routine and can help you better. I just wanted to agree that yes, the credit card gets depleted, and yes, I def pay for what I've done later. Sometimes I feel like I'm 100 years old, but a good nights rest helps usually. Sometimes not, and I just have to have a slow day. I do think that in the long run it is better to do as much as you can.
Best of luck to you as you figure this out.
Lyon wrote:The effect of healing/plasticity is one of my strongest interests and the most obvious truism regarding promoting plasticity is that activity owed to enjoyment and necessity are the two greatest aids to successful healing/plasticity. Especially when considering that the alternative might be a regimented exercise program that a person hates and will never follow.Wendigo wrote:I do mowing and yard work also, doing some each day. I have two sons who could do it but it's good exercise, fresh air, sunshine, in the morning not too hot yet, and helps me feel a sense of accomplishment.
In an earlier edit I had goofed up this link and I don't think it was working but you should read this article https://www.msu.edu/~lyonro/exerciseandms.pdf
Lyon wrote:I agree that it was necessary for MS research to change from being led only by what "seemed" sensible to a system like the current peer review process but I think along the way common sense has become something of a "redheaded stepchild" in the world of MS research.Wendigo wrote:My vision took a hit with my first attack in August 2007 and looking at all those patterns improved my vision and memorization of the patterns I believe gave the "memory circuitry" reason to stay connected.
I retain a high regard for common sense and what you're saying may not be provable at this moment but I think is infinitely sensible.
Keep following your senses.
Needled wrote:Hi Wendigo,
My life in a sentence -- It takes me twice as long to do half as much. Then I still usually have to rest afterwards. Knowing that, I have to adjust what I do, which practically never coincides with everything I want to do. It's very frustrating. Regardless, I can still do pretty much everything, but I just know I'm going to pay for it one way or another.
As for exercise, my back is giving me a lot of problems, so that's put a damper on things. But the best exercise for me is walking. I don't necessarily walk straight and sometimes by the end of a walk my legs feel like they weigh 200 lbs each, but it is what it is. And when I can't walk outside, I use a recumbent bike. So I can sit down, watch TV and/or read when I exercise. What a deal!
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