Originally Posted by Zehrarizvi
Hey,even i started off today, ihave gaind tremendously over the last year due to unemployement,but now with my job its very hard to acuatlly join a gym and i have slight arthritis too which prevents me from doing any strenous exercises.Although i will turmn 27 in july i feel like am double my age.
I would love to have a fit-day support buddy,as my main problem is lack of consoistencty,i get bored from the same food and then i rebel
Hi! I just joined this site and am still in the process of figuring everything out...but I felt I should comment on this.
I'm 29 with severe arthritis and lupus- you can do strenous exercise with both of these. It's harder and there are some things you should stay away from, but it's still possible- so don't give up!
My knees are by far the worse due to an old injury and the bad arthritis, so my doctor has told me not to do the treadmill. Altough I am allowed to do the one at the gym that has shocks built in or something like that, but not the other ones. The machine she encourages me to use the most is the eliptical. I lost 140 lbs so far doing the eliptical and weights and eating right. Please don't give up just because of the arthritis!
One thing my doctor told me was what exercises to do that would help the pain level I have. For example, my knees don't bend straight, but on a curve which is wearing away the cartiledge which will result in a knee replacement at some point. But there is a weight machine I can use to help get things better...she told me exactly what muscles I needed to strengthen to help my knees bend straight.
Talk to your doctor for ideas on what you can do to help yourself. My doc actually went to my gym with me, told me what was ok, what wasn't ok and what weight machines I should make sure to use to help.
I would love to be "buddies" with you, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet!
If you know how, send me a request or something!
You CAN do this!!