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Rodeodancer
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Is it ok to ride a stationary bike as a means of exercise while undergoing treatment. I see that it is recommended to exercise, but i'm not sure if that would include biking.
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It would be great! Just don't get too aerobic with it.

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The guidelines suggest strength training to systematically work all the muscles. I like Pilates (moderate strength training). Some prefer weights. Just be sure it's something that will work the whole body in a workout.

The guidelines warn against doing cardio unless you have good stamina. Cardio is draining for the adrenal glands.

if you really enjoy biking, then do some, but lower than a cardio level, but also include strength training.

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Yes, you will be fine and it is beneficial, just keep your heart rate below 70%. 220 minus your age X .65 is a good place to keep your heart rate.

Unfortunately the pain in my shoulders, knees and back make it impossible for me to weight train any longer, but if you are able to every other day or 3 days a week if possible, it definitely helps. Just break the body parts up and do what you can do. A good workout would be: Monday: Chest/Back, Wednesday: Legs, Friday: Shoulders/Arms. Don`t over train.

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NJFitnessGuy,

That sounds like I good routine.

I have major major major atrophy in my legs and have an injured hamstring tendon at knee that has been painful for a year now.

I was thinking of using thera-bands for my legs and weights for upper body.

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Qigong and Tai Chi can seem gentle yet have wonderfully profound results in strengthening the entire body.

Pilates can also be individualized to suit your needs.
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Keebler,
Those would probably really help to calm the rage I feel from the Bart.

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I think you need more to "calm rage" from Bartonella. All the support in the world can't do it unless anti-infective treatment is adequate for long enough (and there are various ways to do that -- a rife machine is one way if Rx are problematic).

WITH targeted anti-infective treatment AND excellent liver / kidney support (as toxins can cause rage and the liver / kidneys really need help) . . . Qigong or Tai Chi might be helpful.

Whatever measured movement you ENJOY in a setting that is in alignment with human nature - and nature nature. Try to get out of doors, away from traffic, though. All this other stuff simply cannot manage until the infection is adequately targeted.

Massage, too. Slow swimming or just playing in water. Singing, a musical instrument, dancing (just not too fast or furious).

Lithium OROTATE . . . magnesium . . . assess nutrients

Adrenal support is vital, too. Just be sure that actual treatment against bartonella is tip top on your list.

Also be aware that some sleep and mood Rx can trigger / cause rage. This is really important to know.
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Judie
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I did a stationary bike until levaquin destroyed my Achilles tendons. Avoid the fluoroquinolone antibiotics.
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Glad Judie posted that. She'd got additional detail here. Note, damage can happen even a long time after stopping the drug.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=131279;p=0

Fluoroquinolone cautions - Links set
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I agree with sixgoofykids. Pilates and yoga have been so helpful.

Here is how one trainer explained it to someone at our gym who is dealing with lupus....while walking/aerobic exercise is beneficial, it does not "give back".This is where Pilates, yoga, or light weights come in.

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