I'm not my normal positive self today - just so frustrated. My challenge from now until Christmas is to do three 10 minute brisk walks a day. It's only week 1 and I'm already in trouble! My joints are so blooming stiff and sore, that I'm finding it difficult to stand up straight, never mind walk for 10mins! Don't know if it's the weather or the new blood pressure pills I'm taking. (I changed because my feet swelled up so much with the others that I couldn't get my shoes on.) So, what to do? I've decided to do stretches when I get up and I've set up my exercise bike in the lounge so I can hop on throughout the day - even if it's just for a couple of minutes at a time. I still have the hope that I'll manage an afternoon walk! Anyone got any other ideas?
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Ummmm? That's not good sounds painful. What about a foot massage, reflexology? 😉
Hi 55unfitfatandfedup - I'm booked in for a full body massage next Tuesday, with a guy who works closely with the chiropractor I go to. I'm really hoping that it helps. The spirit's willing but the body's on strike! I'm a great believer in complementary therapies and hadn't thought of reflexology - I'll look into it! Thanks!
Hello suryakaizen - good to hear from you! Until it happens, you don't realise how your body dictates your lifestyle - the idiosyncrasies of getting older, hey!?! Let's hope we both cope well this winter!
I've just written that on my bathroom mirror - so that every morning I'm aware! You are right, of course - body and mind are inextricably linked. Thanks for reminding me!
I can't do it on my laptop either - don't know where on earth they hide in there! But I can do smiley faces on my phone! Thanks for the hug!
Hi 13Valerie - I think I've just about accepted that "brisk" is off the cards for a while - so frustrating! But you're right - a slow walk is better than no walk!
Oh runswithdogs I do like your philosophy of life! I tend to beat myself up when I "fail" to reach my goals - I really do need to accept that failure is only a state of mind. Got to remember I'm a grown up - have been for a VERY long time lol - and I make my own rules! I feel better after reading your post - thanks
Muscle pain and stiffness is usually worst 48 hours later - so get out every day to work off the stiffness due to the previous day. This may not be the case with joint pain, depending on the cause.
I had joint pain a week ago in my hip join - a strain, I think, so I have walked less than five kilometres a day since... I seem OK as long as I take small steps, and do not try to extend my stride.
I absolutely can, S11m! Do you know, I used to go to aquarobics twice a week and then the pool in Bath was closed for months and months for renovation. It reopened a little while ago and I haven't been since it did! I'll be back there this week - big thank you!?!