I am wanting to know what type of excercises/activities are good to do when you have AS. I really want to work-out but I have found and read up that some things are just too strenuous to do. I have a pretty bad case of AS. Each day I am in non-stop almost excrutiating pain and well, other side effects as well. I just need help with how to live a normal likfe with this. Its torture everyday and i am only 22 YEARS OLD!!! Please help :)
I just responded to your other question with my exercise routine. I recall feeling really old and lousy when I was in my 20s too. If you are like most AS folks, you feel better with exercise/activity. It's so tough to exercise when I'm in pain, but 90% of the time, it was worth it. For me, 100% of the time I feel better after an anusara yoga class then I felt before the class. I'd say experiment with what feels best for you. See a phy therapist for specifics for you. There are recommended exercises. Easy to do and so important for the long run... and AS is a long run disease. In the USA, SAA has a exercise dvd and poster. NASS (UK) put out a free iphone app BackToAction. Hope that helps.
I am sorry to hear you have this disease at 22!!! I was diagnosed when I
was 30. I used to do yoga EVERYDAY and Pilates. I found out that I could no longer do Pilates. Yoga is touch and go these days. Walking my dogs is even difficult, but I can do that for a little bit. I just have to know my limits in terms of how far I can go.
It also depends on each day and how you feel as well.
Swimming is the best exercise I found out. Drs' say that to me as well.
I hope that helps!
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