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Me, yep, everyday. I go on long walks with my dad and cycle. I also play tennis with my mum and go bowling.
I sometimes do aqua exercise and soon im going to do bootcamp sessions in my local sports center. 100% sporty, lol.
How active are you guys?
 
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I'm not very active. About 18 months ago I purchased a mountain bike and planned to get out on that. Unfortunately I was too heavy to use it! Fast forward to now and I have lost about 6 stone in weight. I went out on the bike for twenty minutes the other day and it was great. I'm hoping to go out most days on my bike.

Also I'm going to join a gym so I can turn the fat into muscle and lose more weight as well. I would go swiming as well but my body is not a pretty sight! Besides I have Diabetes and using changing rooms which tend to be very humid is torture. My body doesn't cope very well with the atmosphere as it is hard for us Diabetics to regulate our body tempreture.
 
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I can't exercise on my meds. I did 100 reps on my barbell set after starting clozapine. It made my muscular enzymes really high which showed up on a routine blood test. As a result, they made me stop my meds cold turkey for three weeks. I am back on the clozapine and am very careful about over exercising.
 
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In the winter I rarely exercise. I take the bus rather than walking. I guess I am lazy.

I would like to lose some kgs though.

In the summer I am much more active, with walking, swimming and cycling.
 
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You should try to keep active all year round. If you look in your care plan, you may get free accesses to the gym or exercise classes. Ask your caseworker.
Yes you are right Pastel. I am out of shape now.
 
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Youll feel better too if you exercise. It produces endorphines (happy hormone), so you would feel happy go lucky and bubbly! ^_^
Yes sounds good. Maybe I will start walking again once I get rid of my ear infection. I just walk around the block.
 
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Normally, I do exercise quite a lot to my fitness dvds. Althouigh during the afternoons, when I would prefer to workout and it isn't the case at the moment, that due to mum always needing her afternoon resting sessions for her heart and feet, I am unable to get into living room downstairs to workout. I can't workout really in my room, because of the different type of flooring, underneath carpet.

Sometime, I'll get a chair base fitness sessions, done.


Maybe in the summer, spring, and I am up and about early mornings, I'll get morning workouts going again.
 
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Do you think if I take an anti-depressant it will help me get motivated to exercise? The doc said they may do this at next appt.
 
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Motivation comes from within. Think of the reasons why u should exercise? Better health, mood, enjoyment, become skilled at a certain sport ect.
Yes with you there. I understand there are some good reasons. Will think about it with a cuppa. :D
 
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Do you think if I take an anti-depressant it will help me get motivated to exercise? The doc said they may do this at next appt.
Yes it will help without question. I can't understand why you're not on antidepressants anyway. The antipsychotic drugs suck the life out of people, plus they make you gain weight which lowers motivation further.

Pastel Kitten is right though, once you start exercising and get into a routine you're energy levels raise naturally and you just get to depend on the endorphins it produces.

You just need a bit of chemical assistance to get going Burt! I hope your PDoc gets you on the right drug combo for you.
 
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I have two dogs one is very bouncy and needs a long walk so it keeps me fit I just hate the rain wet dogs smell.
 
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I haven't played football or done any exercise for over a year. Mostly due to achilles heel problem. Did a little bit of running in the back yard over a month ago, that's it.
 
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You might not wish to hear this Burt, I seriously feel t hough, that as I've found being on Abilify, oriignally aripipazole before and after it went generic, and the generic gave me such a problem, I had to switch back to the original, Abilify, Ablify could well be the answer, for you, because this is a highly motivational antipshycotic medicine I have found, and apart from where I have had stress, and severe irritilbity, come up, so I gained weight in that respect, whilst on Abilify, overall, it is a very good motivational medicine. It is more alerting, more active based, I can go out volunteering on it, befriending, and most importantly get my workouts going done, as and when able to do so, though at the moment, I must admit, I have found I have lost weight indirectly whilst on Abilify, without doing my workouts.

I am aware however, Abilify gave you such problems, Abilify has and still works, very well for me. And I am a mild case of szchophrenia, as a reminder, anxiety, acute when flare, hearing voices severely when flare, and paranoia, severely when flare up.


I somehow and what concerns is that an antidepressant won't necessaarily do the trick, for you, don't forget, onlanzapine is a highly sedative med, and this was one of the reasons, along with weight gaining, I had to come off, onlanzapine.


Anyway, I do wish you well, for your next appointment.

Best Regards.
 
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I too have just got myself a mountain bike after loosing 50 pounds after coming off clozapine. I get out n it when I can but I am waiting on an operation on my elbow as I have a trapped nerve in there so it is limiting my mountain biking. I used to do a lot of hill walking and kayaking but as the schizophrenia got worse the motivation levels fell and I just became stuck in bed or on the sofa
 
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I bought myself a new bike but I don't like cycling on the busy roads. I will use it in the sunny weather but when it is cold I don't like it.
 
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