Up until I started to have Meniere’s disease, I use to walk every day. And there was a time in my life (when I had more time) that I use to run each day. Those days unfortunately are all over. But should they be just because of my condition? I need to take a deeper look at Meniere’s disease and exercise.
From my late teens to my early thirties I ran all the time. I was in great physical shape, then I had a disc flattened out in my back and the running came to an end. But I still walked everyday and it was great mentally and physically. There is something about walking that clears your head and makes you think better. Running is similar but it takes more of a toll on the body.
Then came Meniere’s…
I still tried to walk and it worked for a little while. But with the attacks coming every few days it was difficult to get into a rhythm of walking regularly. I would walk a few days then I was off my feet for a few days. It was frustrating and so I quit. I know that I shouldn’t have but I did.
I have received many e-mails from folks talking about the benefits of Meniere’s disease and exercise. I think that I am going to try to walk again, not much at first but build it up to at least 30 minutes a day. I also wish that I could swim more but I worry too much about my ears being filled with water.
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