Day 6

Move It or Fuse It

 

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I am devoted to spreading the word that exercise can make a huge difference in our quality of life.  Exercise reduces inflammation.  NSAID’s reduce inflammation exercise however has no ill side effect other than some sore muscles while your body adjusts.  May I add your body is strengthening itself and helping to improve what AS is taking while nsaids help mask things offering no positive side effects.   

What are the benefits of exercise with Ankylosing Spondylitis?

  • Weight control which helps reduce the strain on our joints.
  • Reduces the risk of cardiac disease and strokes which Spondylitis patients are at high risk for.
  • Improves your mood and helps fight off that depression
  • Great energy booster and we all need that while we fight chronic fatigue.
  • Helps with sleep and I know I can use all the help I can get there.  Avoiding those addictive sleeping pills is a fantastic bonus.
  • Stronger muscles to help support what our spine is losing the ability to do.
  • Helps with bone density and the inflammation in AS is thought to be the reason we have fragile bone health.
  • Maintains flexibility even after fusion takes place.

It’s not easy to get started but it’s definitely worth it.

 

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Top 3 stretches for low back pain.

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Awareness Challenge

 

35percentMeds don’t work for everyone.  In fact the last statistic said they only work for 35% of us.  The meds that do work come with a laundry list of side effects. 

Let’s share this with everyone today.  

 

 

Fighting Inflammation In The Kitchen

 

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