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Measure your Moderation

Post-COVID Recovery & COVID-19 | Last Active: Dec 24, 2023 | Replies (15)

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My daughter uses this tool - she is beyond 3 years with post-Covid syndrome. She is now up to 40 minutes active with a brief rest between sessions on good days.
I am a chronic pain person, with bad lungs to make things more fun. When I was recovering from a severe lung infection 4 years ago, my active periods were 10 minutes on, 20 minutes off - It took over a year to work up to a full hour without a pause. Now my "new normal" can be a full day (6-8 hours) of activity, IF it is followed by a low-key day. Relearned my lesson about "too much" last month with a lung exacerbation that laid me flat for over 2 weeks after I didn't follow my own rules.
So "less is more" is my new normal.

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That is wonderful that you can have 6 to 8 hours. Congratulations! I also understand the overdoing it. I do that at times and then deal with the consequences. I try to not do this very often. Unfortunately, having my grandson with me, he is six, is overdoing it no matter how much of a low key day we have. I need my time with him. I do try to limit it. I am 52, I am a young grandma. I try to avoid dwelling on what I can't do and what I can. But it is hard at times. I was in excellent shape prior to long COVID.

@sueinmn she might be using something just a bit different than what I am mentioning. Apple Watch dashboard shows "move" and "exercise". In Apple Health (which the watch feeds data to) there is a category "Active Energy" which computes calories of moving around + exercise. That's all the calories one burns in a day and what I am using as guidance and a guard rail.