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When I was acutely ill, exercise made things so much worse.
Now that I'm further along in treatment, I can tolerate more. I just came in from a 3 mile bike ride (including some small hills) and I welcome the exertion. I had to build up to it by walking first. It feels great to feel my body getting stronger.
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- When the adrenal system (HPA axis, et.al.) are depleted, aerobics - or ANY stress can be very danagerous, even to the point of being life-threatening.
In addition to good replies above,
Aerobics push the liver & kidneys, in general, it's how it all works. A healthy liver and set of kidneys can manage just fine under this "arrangment" with the body.
The liver & kidneys can all be overwhelmed with the toxic load from lyme (and from treatment, too). When they can't be pushed any further (as with lyme), some serious damage can occur from toxicity that has no way out. Organ damage can result.
The brain is often swollen with lyme. Aerboics can really jostle and stress the brain in dangerous ways, too.
Lyme can damage the heart. Aerobic exercise during infection, in general, can damage the heart.
Every system, every organ can be affected (swollen, dysfunctional, at its "breaking point") due to many kinds of infection. It's no time to do anything that requires more of such organs & systems, it's time to nurture & nourish.
See the Nightingale post here about regarding viruses and heart damage during aerobics - and other considerations, too.
Movement need not be fast and furious.
For some, massage and some passive resistence muscle excercises powered by the therapist is all they can do (sometime for a long time). If so, it's vital to pay attention to that.