Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Back In The Pool

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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.


2 comments:

  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.

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  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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