Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Feb 19, 2020

Many of you living with cancer or an autoimmune disease, like me, deal with daily fatigue. You know that exercise is so important to your health, but it’s so hard. There’s always an excuse: it’s too cold or hot, it’s going to rain or it’s raining, or it’s snowy and icy, or I just don’t want to. I, too, have all these excuses, but I have a new rescue dog who wants to go out and who doesn’t care about my excuses! And I’ve got traction devices for my boots.

Now I just need a walking group who will keep me accountable. People who say, ‘let’s go for a walk.’

And I thought: What about my virtual friends on MayoClinicConnect? And Mayo Clinic has an easy 12-week walking program to get us started! Here’s the link:
Get walking with this 12-week walking schedule

So let’s form a virtual walking group. We can agree to walk every day and encourage each other through Connect. We can walk outdoors, in a mall, or in the red center, or in the hallways of our apartment building.

Who’s in? Who’s going to join me? Come on, Let’s Go Walking!

@funcountess

Hello mayofeb2020,
My adjustable bed is a Leggett&Platt Adjustables series lifestyles s cape. It comes with 2 remotes. It has many,many different settings/ positions head, feet legs and everything inbetween.
Also has message. I bought it mainly because my back would bother me, and I have allergy’s, and laying flat was not comfortable. Making the bed is easier I raise the head section and just slip the bottom sheet on, no bending, same with foot of bed.
A friend bought one for herself that was her Christmas present to herself.
Your sleep number beds only adjust firmness/softness they are good for that purpose.
Adjustable are pricy, but well worth it.
I don’t know what part of the country you are in, but I’m sure most mattress stores can get the Leggett&Platt brand.
I also have a LA-Z- BOY electric recliner. Many functions and positions also. Had one with just the side lever, but only up and down motion.
La-z-boy offers payments with good credit.
They gave a friend 12 months to pay.
Adjustable bed I had to pay in full. The store did not offer credit.
Hope that helps you.
Stay well,
Funcountess

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Thanks Funcountess. I have made a note of it.

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@pollyanne

Thanks. I will look into it.. At the moment I put a heating pad on my back as soon as I get up. It has velcro straps that I secure around me and it helps me so much.
I took a day off yesterday as it was too hot and humid and raining. This morning I must get going and walk some extra distance.

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@pollyanne Thats what I will do when my knee gets better but resting it again today will see what it feels like tomorrow . Have a good walk

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@pollyanne

@lioness Take care with that knee. They can be tricky can't they? I hope that resting it fixes it.

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@pollyanne Thanks . I will just icing and resting has helped it much better today but tomorrow will just walk a short distance dont want to reinjure it .

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@fighter

What type of mattress do you have? I have a Leggett & Platt as well.

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My mattress is a Simmons beauty rest.
What kind do you have with your L&P?
Next time I need mattress may go withAirloom.

Funcountess

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Well I guess I’ll go for a walk now, good sense seems to have escaped me this morning besides it’s supposed to be 106 today.
Jake

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@jakedduck1

Well I guess I’ll go for a walk now, good sense seems to have escaped me this morning besides it’s supposed to be 106 today.
Jake

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Yikes!! 106 is more than hot. Take it easy, @jakedduck1

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@hopeful33250
106 is sissy weather wait till it gets 110+ that’s when it starts to get warm up. I don’t really like it to be really hot but I would rather have that than trying to survive in those subzero frigid conditions you survive in. If I came there in the winter I know the second I stepped out of the plane I would flash freeze and knowing my luck I’d fall down the stairs and break into a jillion pieces. I’ve never lived anywhere else but here so I guess I am a custom to the weather. We had a winter storm once that I remember, the main headline on the front page read “Major storm hits valley“ hope you’re sitting down for this next line we got an entire quarter of an inch of rain during that storm. That’s California for you.
Take care,
Jake

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@jakedduck1

@hopeful33250
106 is sissy weather wait till it gets 110+ that’s when it starts to get warm up. I don’t really like it to be really hot but I would rather have that than trying to survive in those subzero frigid conditions you survive in. If I came there in the winter I know the second I stepped out of the plane I would flash freeze and knowing my luck I’d fall down the stairs and break into a jillion pieces. I’ve never lived anywhere else but here so I guess I am a custom to the weather. We had a winter storm once that I remember, the main headline on the front page read “Major storm hits valley“ hope you’re sitting down for this next line we got an entire quarter of an inch of rain during that storm. That’s California for you.
Take care,
Jake

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@jakedduck1 I'm glad I was sitting down, Jake. Wow, 1/4 of an inch of rain. You folks do suffer, don't you?

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@jakedduck1

Well I guess I’ll go for a walk now, good sense seems to have escaped me this morning besides it’s supposed to be 106 today.
Jake

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@jakedduck1 Wow that is hot you should live near the coast we will be only in the 80,s today Be careful take your water bottle with you wear a hat

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@hopeful33250

@jakedduck1 I'm glad I was sitting down, Jake. Wow, 1/4 of an inch of rain. You folks do suffer, don't you?

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@hopefull33250 It is funny here to see them just stay in and wont even drive in it . The 1/4 inch last time we had I went out for a short walk to feel the rain ,felt good . Yes Californians are sissy's when it comes to rain.

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@lioness

@hopefull33250 It is funny here to see them just stay in and wont even drive in it . The 1/4 inch last time we had I went out for a short walk to feel the rain ,felt good . Yes Californians are sissy's when it comes to rain.

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Heading out for my walk – thanks for the reminder @lioness – grabbing a water bottle too. Braved Costco and a couple other places during senior hour this morning – heartened to see everyone working in the stores wearing masks, and of course all customers in Costco, as well as at least 75% elsewhere – and they were even pulled up over noses! Everyone also seemed aware of distancing.

Tried out a new mask design and found it very comfortable to wear – I'll share it this evening on the face mask discussion – can't waste this beautiful weather at the computer.

Sue

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I sympathize with all of you struggling to walk or exercise with pain. When I was recovering from on of my hip replacements, had very limited mobility, and needed to move regularly to prevent blood clots, I did what my in-laws used to do when housebound by extreme cold or icy conditions in northern Minnesota – house walking. Every hour I would get up and walk around my house – into and through each room, out again, onto the next… and keep it up for 5 minutes. When my Mom was recuperating from one of her strokes, we did a modified version – hall walking. Using her walker, she would walk as far down the apartment hall as possible, with me following pushing her wheelchair, rest a minute in the chair, then walk home. She progressed over time to walking laps of the hall, and later laps around her building outdoors.
Maybe a version of house walking (or yard walking) several times a day could work for you?
Sue

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