Let’s Go Walking! Join me for a virtual walking support group
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!
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@gingerw When I had my garden I had to find what keeps all animals including deer from eating my plants Dried blood was a good detergent Just sprinkle around them , Merigolds ,hair believe it or not but it worked ,up of ground They are fun to watch though. When my husband put the garden to bed for the winter he planted rye grass the deer loved it .Enjoy .
Hey, ladies, we’re supposed to talk about exercises! I know gardening is exercise, but looking isn’t! I couldn’t go walking today because it was slippery so I did my exercises from YouTube. Go to YouTube and search for Jenny McClendon. She does a whole series for Fit Over 50. She’s really good. I can only do 20minutes, but, it’s exercise!
@becsbuddy O.k. time to start body
@becsbuddy Ooops, sorry! When I walk I like to look around at things. It helps keep my mind off the putting one foot in front of the other, and time goes faster!
Count me in, Summitt,(my rescue), have been getting out at least 3 times a week. If you have a dog, also find a dog park, you forget you're working 😀
I should add to this that I have addressed this with family and podiatrist md's. They have no answer for the achieles tendon pain and nothing as to how to handle this. I am using common sense so as to not aggravate the condition further but if I do not walk enough it would be bad for the type 2 diabetes and for the chronic venous insufficiency. Damned if I do and damned if I don't. Anyway I keep plugging away. I am not taking any pain med's as they do not help and am preserving the one and a half kidneys in stage three kidney disease GFR from 35 to 42 on the new diet. What a way to live but again, the will to live is so very strong. (I now have another purpose in life). What a case I would be for a doctor study with all the many ailments that I have as the list is very long. I really, really think that a bone marrow transplant for me would be a good way to go. Smile
@meka Welcome! And Summitt, too!
@peach414144 We’ll be happy to have you in the group! Take it easy and don’t overdo. Guess we start next Sunday!
@becsbuddy– Good for you!
Me and my aunt are in!!! Just the nudge we need, and right on time. !!!