Have you ever wished you could just ask some questions and have other people who were going through what you were answer them? Well, now you have a chance to do just that.
I’m excited to be participating in a new feature with the Fibro Blogger Directory where members answer questions people are asking.
Some of the answers to these questions may be part of my regular posts from time to time, but since I’ve already done several posts that address a couple of the questions asked, I thought I’d do a separate post and just include the links to those posts.
Let’s take a look at a couple of those questions:
Question: Can you please help explain how I can get started with exercising – I want to but can’t get up off the lounge most days and can’t even do all my housework.
From Fleur in Pasadena.
Answer: Beginning an exercise program when you are struggling to even complete your daily activities can be tough, but you can slowly work up to it. When starting an exercise program, it’s always advisable to work with a Physical Therapist or Certified Personal Trainer who is qualified to work with special populations if at all possible. That way, you can reduce your chances of injury and increase your ability to make exercise a routine part of your life.
Here are some tips to help you get started:
Once you’ve started your exercise program, there may be days when you don’t feel up to exercising and you’re not sure if it’s because you’re not well or you just don’t really want to. At those times, asking these 5 questions should help:
Question: Do you have spiritual beliefs that help you cope with living in this hell?
Answer: My faith in God absolutely gives me the strength and feeling of hope I need, not only to cope with the symptoms of fibromyalgia, but to find purpose in the pain and move forward into a new, exciting life in spite of my circumstances. Here are a couple of posts I’ve written regarding my faith:
Several of us will be providing answers to various questions, so please click check out some of the other bloggers who will be participating here. Each of us bring different opinions, experience, and expertise to the table, so I’m sure it will be interesting to read everyone’s answers.
I’ve also set up a dedicated Pinterest Board for the posts from everyone who answers these questions, so you can also drop by there.
Please remember — I’m sharing what works for me. This should not, in any way, be construed as medical advice. Your medical team should always be your first stop for questions and concerns related to your fibromyalgia or any other medical conditions.
If you’re living with fibromyalgia or other chronic illness, where did you go, in addition to your medical team, for answers? Please share!