Physical activity

Physical activity is so important!

To help you decide which physical activity might be appropriate for you I am doing a series of interviews with health professionals and trainers.  These interviews may answer some of the questions you have regarding an activity you may like to try.    

Yoga

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Stephanie Quirk began Iyengar Yoga in 1987 in Sydney.  The first Meniere's person she worked with was her mother.

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Tai Chi

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Dr Paul Lam is a General Practitioner  and professional Tai  Chi instructor. 

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Swimming

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 ….So here I am standing at the end of the lane, adjusting my cap, ear plugs, and goggles, partly to give me time to settle down and focus on why I’m doing this.

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Hiking/Walking

For me being prepared eliminates the stress of the “what if” moments I live with on a daily basis.

Whether I am walking, hiking or going on holidays, I make sure I am well prepared.  For me “being prepared” eliminates the stress of the “what if” moments I live with on a daily basis.  

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Tai Chi

Dr Paul Lam is a General Practitioner  and professional Tai  Chi instructor.  "There are numerous benefits including improved circulation, balance, flexibility and relaxation,  reduced rate of falls and an increase in general well being"

Iyengar Yoga

  

Stephanie Quirk began Iyengar Yoga in 1987 in Sydney.  The first Meniere's person she worked with was her mother.

Swimming

Swimming with Meniere's 


“ ….So here I am standing at the end of the lane, adjusting my cap, ear plugs, and goggles, partly to give me time to settle down and focus on why I’m doing this. I nod my head as I remember my visit a few weeks ago with my ENT (ear, nose and throat) specialist, who is one of the world’s experts on Meniere’s Disease.  Dr. Rauch asked me what I missed most since dialing back my life because of dizziness, tinnitus, and overwhelming fatigue. “Swimming,” was my instant reply. “Then for goodness sake, get back in the pool,” he answered, adding, “just trust your judgment about how long and how often.”  

 

You can read her story on: 

https://vestibular.org/news/02-02-2015/swimmers-journey


(sourced from VEDA) 

Walking and hiking

"After a slow building up I am now able to walk most mornings a week.  For me it’s a wonderful way to start the day.


After my MD diagnosis I stopped hiking, which was an activity I did regularly.  Eventually after some years I decided to try it again.  I increased the length of my morning walks gradually,  and when possible I walked on soft sand (great for balance training). 


Whatever ever I do, whether it’s walking, hiking or going on holidays, I make sure I am well prepared.  For me “being prepared” eliminates the stress of the “what if” moments I live with on a daily basis.  


IMPORTANT:  We are all different.  Listen to your body. It doesn't matter wither it's  a 5 minute of walk, one hour or whatever,  you have walked! "