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?
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.
One of the reasons I gave up Pilates was because of kneeling and getting up and down from the floor. I have seen online chair yoga which looks good though
Have you looked at Pilates on a ball?
I thought I answered but not showing! Because of the dyspraxia and balance I would struggle.. but have read that dyspraxics can correct that a bit through practice so worth considering. I had hoped to hear others experience of exercise and sport and how they dealt with challenges. But grateful for suggestions for me to try so thank you.
There is chair / sitting tai chi as well.