exercising with MG
Im 85 and I have MG
Ive had it for two years and I know the disease impacts each of us differently. One of the loses I felt most was a variety of muscle weaknesses that came and went. Ihad rehab after an MG crisis and I was pleased when I could climb 2 or 3 stairs.
Once home I read several articles that talked about exercise. They all came to the same conclusion–listen to your body and take it slow.There will be days you feel like taking a walk outside, and others when you know its just not the right time
During the past two years as my meds changed and I started to feel better my goal became trying to work my way back to the exercises I did before I was diagnosed. For example I started lifting hand weights at 3 pounds and then 5,7 and finally 10 which was my old routine. For my other exercises I kept pushing to raise my reps
My message is yes try to exercise, but do listen to your body and your neurologist. Set goals and work to meet them. Two of anything is better than one. Not only will you feel better physically, but mentally as well
After all, you’ll be showing MG who’s boss.
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