Low impact fitness when sick
I have a chronic illness that has caused me to basically atrophy. I'd like to rebuild my tone and keep my muscles in shape.
I am looking for for a regimen that will help my legs, abdomen, back, and arms. Pelvic floor is a huge bonus.
Unfortunately, certain movements are triggers for me:
* Head movement. Moving my head in any way quickly. This includes jumping, swaying, etc. I can move my head slowly, like slowly bending over. I also can't look upwards too many times in a row or too long (even nodding 'yes' too many times in a conversation is a problem)
* Vigorous movement or quick movement. This tires me out and requires 4 -6 hours to recover. This is unacceptable. Also even walking quickly is a problem since it produces its own wind which is a migraine trigger. (frustrating, right?)
* Going outside. Wind, cold, sun, etc, are all migraine triggers. I cannot go outside every day, and I'm reserving those times I can go outside for having fun or running errands.
* Swimming. Chlorine is a migraine trigger. Some open pools don't have chlorine, but wind and cold are also migraine triggers. And lastly, traveling to a pool is a potential migraine trigger.
I also have problems with money. I cannot afford a gym membership or equipment.
Keep it short. I have a problem building and maintaining schedules (I'm working on how to be better!). A regimen that is too long would have a higher likelihood of being skipped. Something fifteen to twenty minutes would then allow me to rest for forty to forty-five minutes and then get on with my day. A set of exercises I can rotate would work.
Remember: I am almost completely atrophied. I don't have a lot of strength or stamina.
I have a Wii and Wii Fit, so you can include specific programs in your recommendations.
Due to the restrictions I am basically limited to my home. I have free reign of my livingroom, as well as a straight-ish path from my livingroom through the hallway to the kitchen. I also have a L-shape flight of stairs.
I think I have a pull up bar somewhere in my storage unit.
I'm crafty! I can make a lot of things and collect common recyclable items so I can re-purpose them for something.
You can explain your recommendations through Simbi's messaging system or we can talk on Skype or Hangouts while I write down notes.
Be prepare for push back. It is possible that you suggest a movement that is a trigger for me.
Once we agree on a final regimen for myself, this request will be satisfied. If, after having tried the regimen, I am having problems, I'll contact you again and we can start a new proposal in exchange for additional compensation.
I would prefer to work with a physical fitness expert or physical therapist.
Thanks for your help! Looking forward to working with you!
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About Kathleen Murtagh
I have an eclectic background! My specialties are web development, construction and modeling, graphic design, sewing, and all ranges of photography from outdoors to in the studio. Ultimately, I consid...er myself a craftsman. I have an insatiable desire to make things which has enriched my life with a large swath of different experiences. The big huge unfortunate part is that I have a debilitating chronic illness that 1) makes me unreliable, and 2) severely limits my ability to use a computer. Therefore, I have been out of work and searching for and testing opportunities where I can become a productive member of society again. Can Simbi help me with this? Can I share all the experiences and knowledge I have developed and in return receive the assistance I need to support myself? It would be wonderful if that could happen! Check out the websites I listed to learn a whole lot more about me. WHAT AM I LOOKING FOR? Health Advice: I have a very debilitating chronic illness. I am absolutely open to hearing any advice someone might have to help me. This can range from a fitness regimen to recommending doctors or avenues of study. Do note, though, that I have done a tremendous amount of research on this so I would be best helped by very experienced individuals only. Household Help: I am also looking for help with managing my household. My illness can make this very overwhelming at times and it would be wonderful if during my down periods someone could come and help me out. Language Tutoring: I want to learn Cantonese! My partner is a native Cantonese speaker and it is very important to me that our (future) children speak it as well. I want to learn Cantonese so I can eventually help them.show moreOpen to other proposals
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