I’m positive for a group of diseases, RA, Lupus etc, and experience all-over joint and muscle pain 24/7. Still working on a solid diagnosis but the doc said exercise may help (or may make things much worse). Thanks doc!
I joined a great gym that has fun stuff like Pickleball and other group classes but when I tried them, I have such awful rebound stiffness, mental fog, and exhaustion (not during but hours/days later) that I’m struggling with how to put my nifty gym membership to good use.
One thing that has worked well is swimming! There is a lap pool, giant hot tub, sauna and steam room which all ease my pain for a bit.
Any ideas for using the pool area for exercise? So far I have been doing breast stroke and side stroke laps (due to shoulder trouble I can’t lift my left arm over my head) and then stretches in the hot tub. I’d love more ideas so that I have something different to do each day and build up to the fun stuff (did I mention Pickleball?!)