Exercise and auto-immune disorders

When you have an autoimmune disorder such as Hashimoto's (hypothyroidism) or fibromyalgia, it is important to consider the type and frequency of exercise that you choose. So often I come across clients who are trying to push themselves with high intensity exercise of long duration. When you have an autoimmune condition, it's important to listen to your body and not add further stress. Exercise such as nature walks, Pilates, and restorative yoga are all excellent choices for most individuals with autoimmune disorders. If you find that you cannot do 30-60 minutes at a time, break it up into small chunks throughout the day. You still experience the same benefits. As with many aspects of our health, it is so important to heed those message that are body is giving us. This is particularly important when it comes to exercise as well.