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Tazia

775d

Anyone else have major endo flare ups after exercising? What types of exercises should I do to prevent this from happening? I really need to drop a few pounds.

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    • Belugabear

      759d

      Swimming, water aerobics, and machines! Swimming and water aerobics are just lower impact which helps a lot. I like machines because you can target the muscle groups less likely to make you flare. I focus on my legs, hips, and sometimes arms, but avoid any abdominal exercise because it will make me flare!

    • Belugabear

      759d

      Swimming, water aerobics, and machines! Swimming and water aerobics are just lower impact which helps a lot. I like machines because you can target the muscle groups less likely to make you flare. I focus on my legs, hips, and sometimes arms, but avoid any abdominal exercise because it will make me flare!

    • Wonky

      759d

      I wonder if the release of cortisol is what contributes to this? I’ve also noticed issues with high intensity. To the contrary, yoga is exceptional at keeping me loose and fluid. A lot of our issues come from inflammation and tight muscles. I loved PFPT but that eventually ends. I think yoga helped prolong those benefits. I stopped doing yoga for a few months and so many problems came back. Now I’m on an anti-inflammatory diet and doing yoga 5 times a week and feeling a lot better. Good luck! There’s lots of great advice here!

    • Lola808

      760d

      Oh yeah. We are delicate flowers. We are meant to walk in parks with our parasols like fancy ladies when we have endo. And I hate it. Usually I can go for walks. But then I have to be careful for how long. Ugh.

    • Kookygirl

      768d

      I never connected the crazy flare ups after + during high intensity interval running with my endo. Wow. This explains a lot.

    • Olesya

      774d

      Weight lifting helped me a lot! Running and high impact also gave me flares. As others have mentioned, changing to a low inflammatory diet was very helpful for pain and weight. And lifting is more conducive for weight loss as well.

    • Monet

      775d

      I haven't personally experienced this after a workout but too much physical activity in general creates a flare for me and what has helped me is cutting out inflammatory foods and stretching before and after exercise.

    • KitKat1450

      775d

      If I’m having a flare and do high intensity it gets much worse! On those days light to moderate helps for me. Also noticing jumping & running really makes it worse so would say stick with more fluid movements. On days when it’s really bad I usually stick to upper body with stabilization so there is less strain around my core or legs to cause increase pressure in the area. And yes I agree with the above- massaging abdomen and psoas helps release some tightness so movement isn’t as painful.

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