Too much exercise?

Posted by woot @woot, Nov 25, 2020

I’ve had a long-running dialogue with myself: “Go on! Do it! Take that walk. You’ll never improve if you don’t “ But then I say, “give me a break. I’m 82, I had a lobectomy, I have bronchiectasis,
don’t I deserve a break?” But I do it. I go for that walk. I force myself to walk the third loop of the (short) trail, stopping to catch my breath. I’m so tired when I get home 25 minutes later. This morning I feel a warning stab of pain in my upper back, just like when I had my last infection. I can’t ask my dr or nurse, they’re busy with Covid. Give me some advice.

I just saw this article on McMaster Optional Aging Portal that I thought was good and also has a few links to other sources that might be helpful.

Modifying exercise to suit your needs: https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/hitting-the-headlines/detail/hitting-the-headlines/2020/12/15/modifying-exercise-to-suit-your-needs

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I just saw this article on McMaster Optional Aging Portal that I thought was good and also has a few links to other sources that might be helpful.

Modifying exercise to suit your needs: https://www.mcmasteroptimalaging.org/hitting-the-headlines/detail/hitting-the-headlines/2020/12/15/modifying-exercise-to-suit-your-needs

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Hi John – I also watched with great interest. This is the conversation I had with my 30 yo PT this summer. He is quite tuned in to the right exercise for each person, but a little less conscious of suggesting modification. After recovering from ### surgeries with diligent PT and exercise, I had a pretty good feeling for when an exercise he suggested was helping or hurting, leading to changes he actually recorded on his iPad to use with other patients. His specialties are pain management, MFR and osteopathic manipulation, so he sees many patients with multiple challenges.

If we ever get back to the gym, I will also share this with the trainers who teach the Silver Sneakers classes.
Sue

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