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How to Lose Weight When You're In Pain

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When in pain, skipping exercise seems highly tempting. However, exercise is known to reduce pain and improve the quality of life. Here are ten weight loss exercises for when you are in pain:
 

Walking


Walking is a low-impact activity that you can do literally anywhere; from the mall to a parking lot. Park further away from your office so you force yourself to walk a few extra steps each day.


Swimming


Swimming is ideal for people with osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal problems, and joint diseases. Water exercises defy gravity thus avoiding potentially damaging and unpleasant jolts directed to the joints.


Yoga


Breathing, stretching, and movement in yoga poses is helpful in easing chronic pain.


Tai Chi


Tai Chi is one form of martial arts which cultivates mindfulness and is suitable for the young and old both. In fibromyalgia patients, tai chi reduces fatigue, pain, and stiffness. It also helps to build endurance, balance, and strength.


Pilates


People with fibromyalgia and back pain can benefit greatly from pilates. It is more effective in improving pain than a relaxation regimen.


Simple stretching


Stretching can be done at any time and at any place. Do it at your own pace – we have daily exercises for you to create a routine.


Light-weight and strength training


This is useful for patients of arthritis. It strengthens the joints and takes stress off of your joints.


Sex


Sex is a physical exercise. Two most important panaceas against pain are healthy sex and exercise. Those in a new loving relationship are less likely to feel pain.


Golfing


The activity provides you with a few more advantages than walking provides. However, golfing should be combined with stretching and strengthening activities.


Aerobic activity


Aerobics is ideal for people suffering from fibromyalgia. According to research, regular aerobics alleviated fibromyalgia symptoms and improved the physical functionality in a person too.