Important PS: I watched the exercise video on NewWayRA.com again. Very well done, nice gentle exercises. Please watch it. I am admitting I was hasty in my judgement.
Please do not say to me “Use it or lose it”. I have never exercised, even as a kid. That is not a good thing, but since I can’t relive those years I need to think about what I can and should do now. I feel if I could strengthen some muscles that would help them support bad joints. (I know this, but don’t do anything about it.)
I went to an exercise class for people with arthritis about 10 years ago, one class only. I felt like a fish out of water. I think the program was called P.A.C.E. I remember there were some sets of movement people with RA were told not to do. A couple of years after that I bought a DVD of the P.A.C.E movements that I watched once. I can hear certain people say, “no wonder you can’t walk”. I don’t think that at all. Yes, I know healthy lifestyles are best. In addition, I didn’t eat correctly or do the right physical training for life. I was too busy raising kids and surviving. (OK, that an excuse)
Not one doctor has suggested exercise or PT during my brief two years of going to doctors for my ailments. Subject not even discussed. I wonder if they know I would not do it, or if Medicare wouldn’t pay for it. Maybe it’s because my Osteoporosis is so severe. Ever so often, I do get inspired to do gentle exercises. I saw a couple of ones in a magazine that used the elastic exercise rubber band things. What are they called and where do you buy them?
Next time I am going to tell you all about one of my best friends, Georgia. Now she has always worked out.
For now, “Good Night and God Bless”.
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