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Jan 31, 2023Liked by Dr. Lucy McBride

Totally resonated with this one, Lucy. I retired 16 years ago, early, because a horrendous commute and lack of exercise were killing me. I immediately joined a gym that offered yoga and started a fitness regimen combining yoga, cardio, and strength. Several years ago I invested in the pelvic floor PT you mentioned and practice the recommended exercises 5 days a week. Plus we have a fav PT on tap at our HMO to keep our cranky backs, shoulders, and hips from becoming overwhelmingly painful and dysfunctional. At almost 77 I'm in better shape than when I was 60.

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Jan 31, 2023Liked by Dr. Lucy McBride

Great suggestions!! I just became a paid subscriber a few days ago and I'm glad I did. I love your content and think it's just the right amount. Thanks for everything. :-)

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Jan 31, 2023Liked by Dr. Lucy McBride

As a woman who has been diagnosed with osteoporosis at 48, I can’t wait for the podcast on the subject. Thank you in advance and for this incredibly helpful newsletter on strength training.

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I’m about to give up. I have Mast Cell Activation which can mean for many (including me) horrendous inflammation and pain with “overuse” -- which includes anything physical, from anaerobic exercise to keeping my head turned during a movie. I have osteoporosis and a severely arthritic hip - which cannot be replaced due to the resulting lifelong flares caused by any medical implant. I pretty much am screwed. I know exercise might conceivably help if it didn’t cause more hip pain and mast cell flares.

It’s really difficult to read all the information on exercise when I know I can’t do whatever is recommended.

Sorry for being a Debbie Downer. I really would to know what I CAN do without making things worse!

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