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!

This is a great idea!! March 1st sounds like a great start date

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Please count me in I really need this. There's no reason for me not to go every day —-and walk, I even have a four legged friend who loves to walk. Thank you so much for thinking about this. I hope we will have encouragement every day. I know it will make a positive difference to many of our MAC & Bronchectasis friends.

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@peach414144

The achilles tendons in both my feet take turns giving me much pain. Is it a good idea to do much walking when this is happening? (Have rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis.)

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Like this idea hope to achieve 10 minutes to start.

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Morning everyone! Here is a YouTube link for doing walking inside!
It goes slow so everyone can participate if you can’t go out. I’ll see if I can find something similar for seated exercises. Becky

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@papillon3

Like this idea hope to achieve 10 minutes to start.

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Good luck …let us know how you get on 😊👍

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@becsbuddy

Morning everyone! Here is a YouTube link for doing walking inside!
It goes slow so everyone can participate if you can’t go out. I’ll see if I can find something similar for seated exercises. Becky

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@becsbuddy Good afternoon Becky For my chair exercises I use Jackie Talley on youtube . not to strenuous but is a workout

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@lioness

@becsbuddy Good afternoon Becky For my chair exercises I use Jackie Talley on youtube . not to strenuous but is a workout

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@lioness thanks, I’ll look her up! Becky

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Thank you for starting this walking group and the link to the walking video. I was put on Metropolol and Imdur last year for heart issues and I am having a hard time getting back into an exercise routine. I am looking forward to the support and motivation this group will provide.

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Here is a YouTube video for seated exercises. When you go to the page, you can see all the seated exercises Jackie Talley does. Looks good!

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Sounds good. I’m in too.

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