If you have fibro or are just starting to exercise again and decide you want to use one of these exercise videos you put on the TV, here's a tip:
The first couple of times you play the video... don't exercise. Just sit in a comfy chair and WATCH THE VIDEO. This will allow you to get a general sense of what the exercises are going to involve, and how rigorous they will be so you know what to expect when you finally start doing them.
Remembering the importance of pacing yourself, you might decide, for example, to only do the first, fourth, sixth and tenth exercise, because they're easier and it will give you time to rest up between them.
Remember - this exercise routine is for YOU and no one else, so feel no obligation to keep up with the instructor or the others who are in the video.
So rermember... JUST SIT BACK AND WATCH YOUR NEW EXERCISE VIDEO THE FIRST COUPLE OF TIMES THROUGH... THIS WILL GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO PACE YOURSELF BETTER WHEN YOU START DOING THE EXERCISES.
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Kevin White, MD, PhDBuy my award-winning book