P[ersonally I think exercise is very important. As well as the obvious health benefits there are mental and emotional benefits. I get that warm glow feeling when I have taken some exercise that has pushed me physically. For me swimming is the only exercise that fits that category.
Going out for a walk with my rollator is also exercise but I don’t get puffed. Instead it tests my balance and use of my legs. I do Pillates and that exercises my core muscles.
Any exercise is good for me, even pottering in our tiny garden. My mind always feels much less cluttered afterwrds.
Pilates is a stretching and exercise program focusing on core muscles. These are the ones in your stomach. Keeping these muscles healthy does help my balance and walking. To put it bluntly this means I don’t need to use a wheelchair just yet. It’s only too easy to say “Oh I need to take some […]
When I started taking Fampridine the physiotherapist was insistent that I take more exercise. I mentioned that I go to the supermarket every day and do the shopping on The Trike (3 wheel light-weight mobility scooter). Her eyes lit up, “I know what you can do” she said. “This is an idea. Walking round the supermarket […]
Getting straight out of bed and immediately walking into the bathroom, don’t make me laugh :-). Every morning I have to stretch my stiff muscles. What did I do in my sleep? Was I racing Mo Farah last night or was it just a nightmare? Whatever it was, it has left my muscles scrunched up. An […]
On 24th September 2017 the MS Society is organising a sponsored walk called ‘Together we walk’. On their website they state ‘This September hundreds of MS Superstars, our friends and families, will join forces in London to take in the sights and raise funds to stop MS. Will you join us?’ Can I walk at […]
At hydrotherapy I had unexpectedly found myself swimming doggy paddle. Suddenly I realise swimming is proper exercise. There is no fear of falling over. It uses so many muscles. It is healthy exercise and no fear of falling over, call it a water workout. Feeling exhilarated by the thought of swimming a few strokes I […]
Taking exercise is very different these days. My old life Exercise such as dog walks, running for the bus or going up the stairs two at a time are history; now only a distant memory. The changes to my body did not happen overnight. It all started in the year 2000, several years after my […]
Last week I discovered that our lovely shower was not working and the problem wasn’t just the shower. Book the engineer The story starts when the thermostat for our power shower broke so the shower water was only freezing cold. I phoned Aqualisa to book an engineer. I pulled the disability card and was told […]
Lots of learned people are now saying that exercise is good for MS sufferers and yes I agree. I have always thought that exercise is good for you. On what basis can I back up this obvious statement for MS sufferers? A bit of background Our Golden Retriever, Tonks, did something to one her knees […]
On Friday 23rd November 2012 I was invited to attend a meeting to review accessible paths in Blackbirds Moor, Boxmoor. Ten people with a wide range of physical disabilities were invited. The team had to audit this area reporting back to Chiltern Conservation Board for a new community project called “Access All Areas”. The audit […]