Just found this article whilst researching core muscle strength in ND and thought it an interesting topic for discussion.
Do you relish sport or are you a couch potato? Does going to a gym, joining a team, coordination issues put you off? Or have you found a way to enjoy keeping fit?
I like walking in open countryside. I tried line dancing and aerobics but couldn't learn the moves or keep up. I hate chlorine and feeling of swimming pool water and our local pool is closed in and claustrophobic. I have been in open air pools which I liked. Gyms are too noisy, too busy and overwhelming. I have played badminton on a casual basis in my youth but rubbish at catching a ball. I learnt to ride a bike but my coordination and spacial awareness makes it very tricky so I thought of a tricycle or recumbent but they're expensive..
What are your experiences of sport and exercise?
According to the official BMI. I am obese. So I'm on a 12 week health and fitness course.
My main form of exercise is walking, uphill if I want to exert myself. And I do a lot of photography, so I also explore local parks and woodlands.
So instead of catching a bus. Walk!
I have cut down on the amount I eat and I check my weight on a regular basis.
In two months I've managed to lose 5kg and now I can fit into most of my clothes.
But the BMI index still says that I'm obese.
Well done. Hope you are enjoying the course. I like taking photos too when out walking but I'm not a photographer as such.
I do tai chi which I find is very good at reducing my stress levels. 2 other people at my local autism hub also do tai chi.
Thank you yes. Good suggestion. I didn't give it a good enough chance as I only went once. The people were so kind I found it a bit overwhelming! Plus again group movement is hard for me but I should give it another try. I took a photo of an ad of a local group starting which I'd forgotten about.
If group movement is hard for you, you could try yoga instead.