activity may not be a priority when you are first diagnosed with
a chronic illness like IC. Pain, fatigue, and unpredictable
urinary frequency can seem like impossible barriers to
maintaining an active lifestyle. Physical discomfort from bike
seats, chlorinated pools, and wet swimsuits can be problems as
Nevertheless, being diagnosed
with IC should not get in the way of caring for the rest of your
We all know that extended periods
of inactivity can raise your risk of cardiovascular disease,
various cancers, diabetes, and obesity. In addition to combating
these health issues, an active lifestyle lowers the risk of
depression and is simply more fun! You might have to modify your
approach as you pursue the activities you enjoy.
I am addicted
to my pedometer and have used nearly every brand out there for
the past several years. Accusplit is the best I have found.
Pedometers subtly encourage you to increase your fitness level
by walking and keeping track of your steps. By walking just
2,000 more steps a day, you'll be on your way to a healthier
you. The AE170 counts up to 100,000 walked or jogged steps,
computes the distance traveled in either miles or kilometers,
and computes the calories you've burned during your activity.
yoga journey with the Savasa Yoga Fitness Kit. The Savasa kit
has everything you need to get started today with your yoga
practice. The kit includes a 24-inch by 68-inch by 0.125-inch
Essential yoga mat, yoga block, eight-foot yoga strap, and core
strength body ball. The fitness kit also gives you a DVD to
guide you on your path to fitness.
Pilates-Inspired Workout For People With Pelvic Pain (Vol.#1)
offers exercisers with pelvic pain disorders an effective, daily
workout plan designed to tone and condition muscle. This first
volume contains over 90 minutes of content and is rated Beginner
to Intermediate Level. Unlike other exercise videos on the
market, New Dawn Pilates Vol.#1 has been carefully crafted in
such a way, as to not cause further pain to the pelvic region.
The workout adapts Pilates principles of concentration, flow and
breath to achieve a total body workout through low impact
includes extensive demonstration pictures and is a guide to safe
and gentle exercises and stretches. The authors, Gaye Grissom
Sandler and Merrilee Kullman, R.P.T. pooled their backgrounds in
movement and muscle re-education, and physical therapy together
to create the series of stretching and strengthening exercises.
explains the different types of cystitis and the difference
between yoga, acupressure, and acupuncture. It gives eight weeks
of exercises and poses, with tips for those with IC. Also listed
are certain poses to avoid, "Yoga for a bad day", and tips on
the IC diet and ideas to keep flares to a minimum.