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!