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    MS creates some real challenges to keep on moving. It helps to inspire each other on how to find ways to move.

    Did you stretch in your bed, swing your arms, roll side to side today? Or perhaps you did housework? Or exercised in a pool? Tracked your count of steps? Chased your cat around the home? Pushed the wheelchair wheels with your arms at the store? Post them here and we can support and egg each other on.

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    I did 20 sit-to-stands and 20 pelvic tilts. I don't think I did either one right. I will have to go back to November and watch the videos each day that I do them. My legs feel heavy and a little stiff.

    I will not do them tomorrow because I want to be sure I can meet family tomorrow late.
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    Good job, Virginia.

    I got laundry out of the dryer and folded it. I also did the stairs (five flights).

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    Good job Virginia and ANN!

    Still not ready to restart swimming. House pool still has some construction issue. Hope its ready in 1 or 2 weeks, and that my SPS issues improve.

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    Even light activities, like walking and housework, help!

    http://time.com/5438387/exercise-guidelines-benefits/

    Recent research suggests that activities you’d never think of as exercise, like running errands and cleaning the bathroom, still have longevity perks. In a study of older women published last year in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, with each 30-minute chunk of light activities like these, people lowered their risk of dying early by 12% compared to their more sedentary peers. And a 2018 study found that among older men, each additional half hour of light physical activity, such as walking or gardening, slashed their risk of early death by 17%.

    Even things like standing on the subway or walking while you talk on the phone, rather than sitting down, can have an impact, says Jacque Crockford, a certified personal trainer with the American Council on Exercise. Studies show that these easy activities—known scientifically as non-exercise activity thermogenesis, or NEAT—are associated with lower body weight, better overall health and increased lifespan. “It’s important to recognize the difference between planned exercise and just being active,” Crockford says. “We put a lot of weight on the exercise part, rather than thinking of it as, ‘I’ll just move my body.’”
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    SuzE-Q, that quotation is inspiring me to do housework more often. I used to try to clean the bathroom, vacuum, dust, and mop the floors once a week without fail but have to admit that other activities have seemed all too interesting sometimes in the last couple of years, and the housework gets postponed.

    ANN, you did 5 flights of stairs? Was that while carrying laundry? I'm really wowed by this as you've been having a rough time.
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    Suze-Q love that other activities such as running errands and doing housework counts. That means I need to try and keep doing the things I am doing and work in a few more. Darn, I find this out just when I am getting so tired of housework.

    Ann, I agree on the 5 flights of steps. Did you do them all at one time?
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    The stairs were not intentional exercise. I came down from the bedroom. Later, I went up and sorted dirty clothes and brought it down. Peter took it to the cellar. I went down later to get it out of the dryer. I brought it up to the main floor to fold.

    So that’s five. Later, I went up to bed so six for that day.

    You’re keeping me honest.
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    Ah but ANN, you underreported the first time. It turns out that you really did 6 flights of stairs instead of the 5 you reported. You deserve extra credit!
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    November step count average (based on 25 days):

    1,214 steps per day

    That's a lower average than October's (1,352).
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