Amour isnt approved for use over here so I am a bit stuck with that. So did you have any advice on starting excersise for me?
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You are going to get yourself EXTREMELY confused by listening to unqualified Sources. PUHLEASE do your research in the STTM link above. This is the very best & most qualified source of information on the Thyroid. You will learn that your doctors can be DEAD WRONG so learn to depend on yourself and StopTheThyroidMadness. Spend a lot of quality time in this website. Your good health depends on it.
There is just no substitute for you to learn about your own thyroid and make your own decisions. You can depend on all the links I have provided for you, ESPECIALLY the STTM site.
Last edited by Grizz; 06-11-2012 at 11:35 AM.
The BEST exercise is walking 10,000 steps a day.
Work your way up to 10,000 a day. Park your car at the far end of the parking lot, walk up steps instead of elevator, wlk instead of driving. etc.
Sorry, but you give up WAY too easily. You must fight like hell for your good health. STTM has a special section for the UK:
You are clearly not spending quality time at STTM.
Last edited by Grizz; 06-11-2012 at 12:59 PM.
Grizz means well in his heart I'm sure, but IMO he has become a misguided, paranoid, conspiracy theorist.
I face physical impairment challenges as well... (due to a chronic pain disease and other medical problems)
As far as exercise... walking is great.
You can start with as little as a 10 or 15 min walk and go up from there as YOU feel comfortable.
If you try to go up to 20 or 30 minutes and find it is making things worse, move up by doing two smaller walks per day first.
You are in control. You can decide to change the increments of time you walk to suit your needs.
There is no rule that says you have to jump from 10 min to 15 min... you can do 11 min, 12 min... whatever you need to do.
For other exercises watch some videos. If the video says "do 20" or "three sets of 10", just start smaller and within YOUR own comfort level and maybe "do 5" or "three sets of 3" to start. If that is comfortable do one more the next time, and so on.
If you find an exercise that you can only do ONE of, just do one. One is more than none, and next week maybe you'll be comfortable doing TWO.
If you do an exercise and it causes a LOT of pain, fatigue, etc... do just a little less next time.
There is no shame in taking the slow lane.
As a matter of fact there are parables (the tortoise and the hare for instance) that tell us that slow and steady wins the race.
Many perfectly healthy people defeat themselves every year by starting out with too much too fast.
If you have any sort of chronic medical problem then the likelihood of burnout is even higher.
Hugs to you.
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I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. It was, in actuality, under treated thyroid. Once I got optimally treated my fibro symptoms resolved.
If you are not adequately medicated for thyroid, exercise can be difficult.The body needs time to heal. My suggestion is to get optimally treated before worrying about pull-ups, push-ups, squats...
Walking is a good place to start. Starting low and slow and increasing low and slow is also a good idea.
Other things that can hinder thyroid function or mimic thyroid symptoms include:
1. Low vitamin D
2. Low selenium--200mcg/day is needed
3. Low ferritin levels
4. Not eating enough or going too low carb. Carbs help T4 to T3 conversion.