advice needed

a while back there was some excellent advice on here for vitamin supplements and such to help beat the blues and lethargy of quitting. cant find it -so if anyone could repeat that I would be so, so grateful:)

Also if any of my fellow quitters could advise me on exercise?

I have early copd due to being such a stupid woman . but well now I must make the best of what I have learned. chest so much better now I am nearly 7 weeks into quit. a fabulous incentive

Hubs has an exercise bike parked in our living room [so goes with the decor:eek:] I am frightened to use it cos it tells you your pulse rate etc -and I know I am so unfit.:mad:

I truly would love some advice about what I should do .

thanks very much xx:confused:

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  • a while back there was some excellent advice on here for vitamin supplements and such to help beat the blues and lethargy of quitting. cant find it -so if anyone could repeat that I would be so, so grateful:)

    Also if any of my fellow quitters could advise me on exercise?

    I have early copd due to being such a stupid woman . but well now I must make the best of what I have learned. chest so much better now I am nearly 7 weeks into quit. a fabulous incentive

    Hubs has an exercise bike parked in our living room [so goes with the decor:eek:] I am frightened to use it cos it tells you your pulse rate etc -and I know I am so unfit.:mad:

    I truly would love some advice about what I should do .

    thanks very much xx

    Hi Sky

    not sure about the vitamins but sure someone will know. Exercise is a tricky one to honest proably best have a chat with your doc on how much excerise you should be doing,given your chest complaint Sky ...... one thing for sure having given up those killers exercise will feel a whole lot easier :)

  • Hey you.... is this it? forum.nosmokingday.org.uk/s... Just use the search option up on top if you are looking for something!

    Exercise..... I totally got addicted to yoga. I do Bikram yoga but I guess any form would be great like Hatha or ashtanga.

  • a while back there was some excellent advice on here for vitamin supplements and such to help beat the blues and lethargy of quitting. cant find it -so if anyone could repeat that I would be so, so grateful:)

    Also if any of my fellow quitters could advise me on exercise?

    I have early copd due to being such a stupid woman . but well now I must make the best of what I have learned. chest so much better now I am nearly 7 weeks into quit. a fabulous incentive

    Hubs has an exercise bike parked in our living room [so goes with the decor] I am frightened to use it cos it tells you your pulse rate etc -and I know I am so unfit.:mad:

    I truly would love some advice about what I should do .

    thanks very much xx

    Hi Sky

    I remember the thread - it was about getting natural dopemine hit - I've been taking multivitamins and minerals and extra B vitamins and it seems to have helped - don't feel as lethargic or snappy as I did. Magnesium is supposed to help balance your moods as is beating your OH with a cushion :D I'll see if I can find it and I'll post it for you.

    I agree with Bradders (nearly choked on that :)) it's probably best to see your GP first if you haven't done any exercise for a while.

    Pooks

    xx

  • Hi, I agree re the doc, if you have a lung problem. However, if you do decide on the exercise bike then dont be afraid. Just start out at a nice slow pace of maybe 5 mins. Then gently build it up. I downloaded all of the Harry Potter books to my phone and listen to Stephen Fry telling me a lovely story. Its good for fitness and a great zone out from daily life.

  • hello again:)

    thanks so much for replies and the links .

    I tell you -the fact that someone out there takes that trouble ? -reduces me to wet eyes.

    I will go to a reputable place tomorrow for some vitamin B and magnesium supplements . already on anti depressants -but st johns wort is good I know.

    I have always been interested in yoga Bella Blue - will pursue that advice. need to get out more anyway -and I love the ethos of breathing and calm.

    Pookie-you found the thread I was referring to as well as Bellas link:)

    it is all there in those threads -and I will study them -only those who have tread in these footsteps really know . Priceless .

    Fiona - Just that wee bit confidence I needed thanks

    Bradders - the doc thinks I am a stalker already :eek:

    but sensible I know to ask . ta mate

  • wot about dancing, there are all kinds and if you start on one that doesn't require too much effort then maybe build up.

  • Hello skylark

    I havent really got any advice for you on exercise:eek: scares me if im totally honest.

    But i found vitamins do help i just take multivitamins & starflower ....it helps me ..i think it does anyway.

    Hope ure okay & not in morrisons again flirting with the greeter...:p

  • Regarding exercise, i would go for yoga first, it is naturally spiritally lifting as well as making you incredibly flexible (great stuff, not getting any younger ;) )

    WALKING is a good start, 30 minutes a day everyday out in the great outdoors, walk in areas of natural beauty if you know what i mean, also very lifting for when feeling grumpy. (I walk everywhere lol)

    The bike sounds good but it is quite hard going so expect to feel worn out very quickly! i'd bike as little as often :o:o if it's a bike outdoors going somewhere but stuck indoors would drive me in sane all that cycling and going nowhere.

    Vit&mins i can't help you with a great deal but i take spirulina which is just fabulous, i rarely complain aabout my skin these days plus i get loads of much needed energy and oddly enough my moods are better these days. So i would recomend it.

  • There are loads of vitamins that could really help. Some I now take daily that have really helped, some I took for a short time when the depression was bad, plus exercise is fantastic and really helps with the cravings and the quit my love...

    BUT...............and this is going to kill me to say, in fact I can hardly bring myself to type it

    I AGREE WITH BRADDERS :eek::eek:

    Speak to your doc.....he will be delighted to advise you and help....

    Dont worry about starting from 0 either...I was a complete couch potato, had done no exercise for over 20 years and had all sorts of issues with hips and knees.....but I am now running (first 5k in July) and at the gym 5 times a week and feel great, and that is in only 3 months.....not bad for an old bird!!! ;)

    Trust me, if I can do it anyone can.... BUT SEE THE DOC FIRST

    Lorna.....xxxx

  • Thanks Shojam, Lorna , Chrissie and Kitkat:)

    the body was willingish -but the spirit was weak today:(

    got a lot to think about -speak to doc - and best of all

    just feel boosted somehow to get on with it !!

    will pass on any tips.

    thanks to you all xx

  • Sky,

    Hope you are not feeling too glum! Cant really add anything to the great advice you have already been given!

    Although as you know I have been taking high dose Vitamin B and Multivitamins from H&B since I quit, I am also starting to trial some other vitamins which were recommended to me in my PMT thread!

    Do they work? God knows I dont know I must admit though that some days I swear the Vit B's work, I fly round the house with a hoover like the old lady in Something about mary! I do get surges in energy, but then also some days have massive declines in energy...........do vitamins just create a placebo effect? I used to think so but not sure now! My OH takes the same as me, he says he feels better on the days when he forgets to take them (but he is an awkward man sky, very awkward) :mad:

    I will say that all the years I have taken evening primrose, they have never improved my PMT! I am going to start with st johns wort, feel I need something otherwise I will never get through this tough patch!

    Sky, exercise is a wonderful natural thing that creates a sense of being on top of the world, although I have had no motivation to do any the last 3 weeks so need help with that..............me and you in the grumps together :o

    I can see some very useful advice for you.......Yoga sounds great to me although I dont think I could relax long enough to get through a class........Dancing YES you and your OH would love it, a bit of fun, exercise AND bonding!

    The post from Lornaj is very inspiring, gives hope to all of us! And yes the post about wearing the correct footwear (spot on) is essential! But my advice for what its worth is you make the most of your environment, dog walking has its benefits, I lost over a stone when I got my dog, get out there Sky............sniff the country air, admire the views and over time increase the intensity (power walk)...........

    You are doing amazing and you should be proud!!

    Shelly xx

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