Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Back In The Pool
Well, after months of not going, I finally went back to hydrotherapy.

It hurt a bit, getting joints moving, even with the support of the water. I spent three-quarters of an hour in the pool, and had a thorough work-out. (Or as thorough as I get.)

I found that after so long away from the pool, one set of ten repetitions of each exercise was as much as I could manage.

Today, my joints aren't hurting as much, and have a better range of movement than they've had for a while, but I am incredibly tired. It's always a challenge to balance the energy budget.

For a basic introduction to hydrotherapy exercises, see my earlier post: Hydrotherapy.
To understand my concept of the energy budget, see: The Energy Budget.


  1. I have been coming to your blog for a while now, and I really have appreciated the information you have been willing to share. Given that, I wanted to let uou know that we are working on a new infographic for arthritis awareness that we will be adding to our blog next month. I really do hope that you get a chance to check it out during May. The joint pain that is caused by lupus and arthritis can be quite debilitating, and more people should be aware of the risks.

  2. Glad to hear you were able to get back in the pool after an extensive interval. I know from experience that it can be quite difficult sometimes to get back in the swing of things after you have stepped away for a while. I think one of the keys to success in these situations is to remember that it will take some time to get back to where you were before you left.


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