How Has Your ALS Changed How You Exercise?
Exercising and ALS used to be a controversial topic among patients and their doctors. But the past 10 years of research show that exercise is indeed beneficial for those living with ALS. But, as I’ve discovered over the 12 years I’ve been living with the disease, regarding exercise: it matters what you do and how long you do it.
I used to easily do traditional workouts of 45-min to an hour. Swimming, walking, yoga, and pilates. Now, I follow a modified daily program of breaking exercises up into short bouts throughout the day as well as doing only 4-5 repetitions of a particular movement within those short bouts. So far, this has been working for me — I maintain my energy, have maintained most of my strength, and I feel good afterward.
My questions for you:
Do you do some kind of regular exercise? Is it on your own or does someone assist you? Do you use any fitness equipment in your home and if so, which ones? Have you changed the way you exercise throughout having ALS?
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