Exercise increasing…

So, tonight I went to the gym as well as last night, as I have a busy week this week and couldn’t go on my usual nights which will be mainly on a Monday and Thursday. One thing I have learned from this, is that I need a recovery day in between. I didn’t do too badly, but some of the exercises I didn’t have the usual energy for. The other thing I decided, was to reduce the weights that I am using for two of the exercises. Both of these exercises are weights which include a seated press and a dumb bell exercise. Both of these I felt were a bit taxing at the higher weight. So, I will reduce the weight for a bit and just increase the repetitions.

As well as Parkinson’s I have to remember that I have had a major operation on my shoulder followed by three months off work last year. This was difficult for both myself and my team at work. I have recovered well, but want to ensure that I don’t push too hard too soon and undo the good work I did in rehab.

Next I called into the local pool and purchased a concession ticket for Aquasize. I’m told this is good for core strength and balance and weight loss. As the water supports you, it is also supposed to be good for supporting you without too much strain on your body.

The good thing is, I have been given a ‘Green Prescription’ care of my Physio that I had through the Duncan Foundation, RSVT ‘Big’ programme. The Green Prescription is designed to encourage people to exercise more by giving discounts for gyms and swimming pools. So, I have been lucky to get an opportunity to increase my exercise and have it a bit cheaper. Check out this link to learn more:


So, now I have three forms of exercise at least to help me. The gym, Aquasize and my bike. Also, of course, walking with my husband when our schedules allow. It will be a challenge perhaps to fit it all in, but I am determined to get fitter, lose some weight and have my body in better shape physically to help fight this Parkies thing. I owe it to myself and those who care for me, to give myself the best shot of holding this condition at bay, so that I can live a longer, healthier, more fulfilling life for longer.

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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