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Too much exercise?

MAC & Bronchiectasis | Last Active: Dec 18, 2020 | Replies (14)

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@sueinmn

@woot – I had another thought about "improving" – sometimes, with a progressive disease, and dare I say it, age, maybe the best idea is to maintain, with tiny increments toward improvement.
I always remember trying to get back in shape too quickly as a runner after childbirth in my 30's – the doctor told me "your body is under stress with 2 small children, recovery and nursing – slow down." Instead of pushing to add 10% per week to my distance, she wanted me to drop to 2% – hard advice for a Type A person, but it was the key – my endurance began to slowly improve without more fatigue or injury.

After MAC, remembering that decades old advice, I started with 1/4 mile daily walks, in 4 months I was up to 1 mile – not much but it got me on track. Today, I begin adding to my post-flare 1 1/2 miles – not by trying to go 2 or 3 miles, just 5 more minutes.
Sue

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Thanks for your advice

I, too, can be an exercise addict. I always hear how important rest days are so I make sure I take 1-2 a week. Is this not true when having Bronchiectasis? Should I make sure I do cardio every day?
I’ve been recently diagnosed. Thank you!