Well, here I am, a newb on this board... and struggling with diet and exercise. Dist is a whole other source of angst. I'll lurk around the diet boards for that. But here I'm looking for help/input on exercise with health challenges.
I have osteoarthritis in my lower back and hips. Slipped disk in lower back. Not sure what is up with my knees but they frequently HURT and my right knee started to crackle when I go up stairs.
I have sore feet too, they said plantar fasciitis, now they say metatarsalgia (pain in the big bones/ ball of foot). I have been to sooooo many docs and alternative practitioners and physio for my feet. Nothing has helped.
Fibromyalgia has been suggested too. Or some sort of vague musulo-skeletal thing.
Borderline high blood pressure too.
ALL the docs say lose weight ... and exercise ... but it's not that easy or I wouldn;t be here.
(maybe it should be
b/c there are some nice folks on here, I can tell already
I joined a gym but couldn't do half the stuff... I need really really basic pre-beginner classes!! but I was enjoying it anyways b/c most of the folks are nice and non-judgemental.
Then I had acute back pain (hello, ER) and was told to rest for 4-6 weeks and take it easy. It feels like when I start something, something goes wrong. I don;t know if it was something at the gym that put my back out. The docs couldn't say. I was working with a personal trainer too, in the hope of avoiding such probs.
So what this long whiney post is about is........... is anyone else struggling with health issues that they told you to lose weight/diet/exercise
for, but the health problems are getting in the way of exercising??
What helps to get over that hurdle?