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

Posted by Becky, Volunteer Mentor @becsbuddy, Feb 19 11:59am

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!

@rosemarya

Who is still walking with @becsbuddy?

After a safe-distancing Memorial Day Holiday, with some gardening, and an enjoyable afternoon on the patio, I am eager to get back to the routine of a morning walk.
My foot is improving and I don't want to reactivate the problem. This is the time of year when my husband and I would be doing some hiking. So I am at home while he is putting in the miles, and it is hard to be patient! Feeling better or not, I am going to keep my appointment next week with podiatrist.
I hope to rejoin this walking group soon.

Where are you as you 'walk' to your virtual destinations? How far are you? Indoor-or-outdoor, step counting-or- miles, What did you see on your walk today?

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@rosemary I hurt my knee a couple of days ago so not walking till it gets better but miss it . I twisted it and heard a pop so think it was a ligament or cartilage so just taking it easy till better

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@mayofeb2020

@pollyanne @lioness.. I have a sleep number bed but this adjustable bed sounds great. There are many models, may I ask what models you ladies have? I'd always want a recliner. Maybe Santa Claus could bring me one!!

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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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@mayofeb2020

@pollyanne @lioness.. I have a sleep number bed but this adjustable bed sounds great. There are many models, may I ask what models you ladies have? I'd always want a recliner. Maybe Santa Claus could bring me one!!

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@mayofeb2020 Good morning . My adjustable bed is a Easy Rest Adjustable Sleep System My sales rep was Keith Berrett 1-800-677-8200, I talked them out of a money down of 400 to 200 payments I can handle about 150 a month . Love my bed back loves it too.

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

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@lioness

@pollyanne Hi Wanted to let you know I also have an adjustable bed with massage love it . Before I even get up in morning I use the massage for my back and its better then in the morning also have a massage and heat in my recliner . I use this a lot also the heat feels so good on my back. Like funcountess says they are expensive but monthly payments make it easier to buying it .

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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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@lioness

@rosemary I hurt my knee a couple of days ago so not walking till it gets better but miss it . I twisted it and heard a pop so think it was a ligament or cartilage so just taking it easy till better

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

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@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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