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Weight Loss And Exercise

Weight Loss And Exercise

I really want to find a yoga cd that won't aggravate my RA! I am so depressed with my weight! I lost 15 pounds had a flair and gained it back! I am not sure how to eat what not to eat I'm so tired all the time! Any suggestions!

A myRAteam Member said:

This isn't yoga, but its stretching and works for core and balance. It helps me more than anything I've tried. Low impact but makes a huge difference. It's called Classical Stretch. It's on Directv channel 8 NPT but you can also order seasons and get dvd's. It's by a former ballerina named Miranda Esmonde-White. She focuses on different parts of the body each day. I DVR and then use the one's as needed. I walk and that helps too, but just like other readers have posted, non gluten- no sugar - dairy - soda's etc helps me allot. I also drink pure 100% organic Tart Black Cherry Juice. 3 TSP - 3 X's per day. Cherry Juice is great for inflammation. Also take Tumeric/Cucurmin 2 capsules a day. Great natural pain reliever.

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I forgot to add, absolutely no sweet n low or equal, just stevia, no diet or regular sodas!

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Well, i went to a naturopathic doc and she told me to get off all gluten (bread, wheat) dairy (milk, butter, cheese) and sugar. And yes, i did get better, but life was not fun, i love food, and not eating great stuff made me very depressed, but did help my pain. I usually do the diet for a few weeks, and then blow it for a week of fun eating and then pay for it with pain for a week, and start diet again.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

If you go to YouTube you can find several variety of rheumatoid yoga exercises!!!

posted about 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It's a vicious cycle of RA Pain, being too tired to exercise & diet. I do several slow, concentrated stretches that I learned in P/T. I learned them, paid attention to proper form & now just do them at home myself because I couldn't afford p/t. I've had 4 foot surgeries so they are done laying down or sitting in a chair. I lost 54 lbs & now have added light 2 lb hand weights that I do every other day. If I'm having a bad Flare or weather is causing a bad pain day, I don't do them. As far as diet, I have a Gluten Sensitivity which means I can eat SOME things with gluten with no problem. The biggest things (which were HARD) was to wean myself off bread, butter & pasta. I ate high protein like chicken with rice or shrimp with rice. I season things with Mrs. Dash. I also ate the Uncle Bens precooked pinto beans & rice that you cook in the microwave for 90 seconds. My exercises are stretches for my back, leg lifts, an exercise called The Clam, shoulder rolls. Again, I can't put weight on my bad foot so I do these laying down or sitting. It's still an every day struggle. I just started a new med & it put 15 lbs on me. I also have Cushing's Disease from the years of steriods. I try to stay away from steriods. I'd suggest to look Online for Prevention magazine that offers many exercises that may help you & Arthritis Foundation magazine offer exercises. You need to check with your doctor & don't think you need to do a workout like at a gym, you're not. It's hard but when you notice your arms getting toned or your clothes are fitting looser, it will encourage you.

posted over 2 years ago
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