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Fitness tracker

I have copd and asthma (not debilitating) and I have been on anti depressants for years, however, I have found the pills are making me feel worse now and I've put in a lot of weight. I also have leg and sciatica problems. After speaking to the doctor, I am coming off the pilks, very gradually as I am on a high dose. New Years resolution was get fitter. I bought a fitness tracker, joined a Gym and spa and since I have been going I've felt a lot better! My goal is to walk on the machine for 30 mins, swim for 30 mins and dance for 30 mins. I went for 5 days last week and 3 days this week. I love the steam room and drink lots of water. I have turned a corner.

The fitness tracker has been great and because it registers my steps, heart and calories burned, I am finding out what I can do, not can t do. I am 68 years old!!

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Good for you Lizzypick, I got a Fitbit a year ago and it definitely has encouraged me to get moving.

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I was reading my post today and I make it seem so easy but it isn't! I was a member of the gym and spa last year but I had to leave as I was taking panic attacks and terrible anxiety (I sat in my car unable to get out) that's why I wanted to come off the Amitryptlyline as they were making me feel worse. I just want to be honest.

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Well done you x x

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Hi there , that's the best way to see things, look at what you can do not the things you are no longer able to. Enjoy today you never know what tomorrow may bring. Keep us updated on how the new health regime works might be of help to others. Have a good day, sun is shining here in the Midlands but wintery cold.

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Yes Katie, you are so right. After resting my back because I went overboard with exercising, I'm back in track but noting when to stop! It's a bit dank here in Cambridge but contented watching a brilliant tennis match, have a great day❤❤

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