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Getting back to the Gym

I haven’t been to the gym in 6 or 7 months, not since I started feeling unwell really. I really need to re-build some muscle mass and lose a little weight now that I am holding down food again. And, one of my medications is known to cause weight gain (which I have always been on the heavy side as it is). Does anyone have any advice on easing back into a regular work out routine? I have a lot of joint pain so planning to start with low impact exercises


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  • thedancingcrohnie moderator
    7 days ago

    I have definitely gone through this many times. I would suggest just taking things slow and be kind to yourself. Your body is going through a lot and taking it slow is key.

    I can’t do anything high intensity. Yoga has been great for me. But doing something like Crossfit or running is a huge no, no. I always feel worse.

    Always dancing,
    Elizabeth (team member)

  • Meagan Heidelberg moderator
    7 days ago

    Hi Poonicorn,
    We hear your concerns as well as your frustrations! Here is an article that I think you’ll find helpful regarding the gym! https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/living/gym-me-ibd/.

    Warmly, Meagan, InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member

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