Polymialgia Treatment Part 2
A continuation from “Polymialgia Treatment Part 1″
Begin some form of gently exercise. Exercise is a great stress release, good for the cardiovascular system and also very important to keep up with during your polymialgia treatment – even though it may be difficult due to pain. What is the best form of exercise? Walking! Which is lucky because any other form of exercise may be too difficult at this stage of your recovery because of painful or sore muscles. There is no excuses for not walking, weather permitting that is – it doesn’t require any fancy or special equipment besides a good pair of shoes, costs no money and can be done during most daylight hours and the early evening. Start off with whatever you can do and slowly increase it aiming for 30-40 minutes a day.
I highly recommend you start some practice of meditation. Your ability to calm your mind is one of the best gifts you can give yourself . The mind is constantly busy, always chatting away, talking and thinking about a million different things. Meditation will allow the mind to rest and calm. Developing a calm and peaceful mind during periods when the body is in a disease state is often really important because during this time period it is normal that our anxiety levels are raised because of the pain we are feeling in our body. Meditation will seem very hard at first, but remember everything that is worth learning is hard at first, stick with it and it will get easier. For beginners I strongly recommend a good guided audio CD.
So now is the time to start being in control of your external environment and get your health back on track.