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 and stories whether it be yoga, Tai Chi, swimming, walking, hiking and even karate!


Yoga

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

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

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Tai Chi

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

Swimming

Tai Chi

Hiking/Walking

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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.

Hiking/Walking

Kelly - brown belt karate

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.  

Kelly - brown belt karate

Kelly - brown belt karate

Kelly - brown belt karate

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Kellie is training for her Karate black belt. "If it's really bad, I stop. I don't train. Self-care is knowing your limits too. But I'm damn sure I can't sit waiting anymore, it's my personal preference." 

Cycling

Kelly - brown belt karate

Kelly - brown belt karate

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Is it possible to cycle with Meniere's Disese? 


I have put together some feedback from MD cyclists plus some research on riding tricycles 


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! " 

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Kellie - Brown Belt Karate

Cycling

Cycling with Meniere’s Disease?


Are you are cyclist who has stopped riding because of Meniere’s Disease? 

 Perhaps you feel the time is right  to get back on your bike?  

Perhaps you would prefer to  buy something new to suit your needs! 

Perhaps a trike or recumbent? 

 If so, perhaps this document may help you decide if you do want to take the next step. 


The attached document is feedback from cyclists with Meniere’s Disease plus  some tricycle research. 


This is based on dizzy cyclists and their opinions and I think you can’t get better advice than that!


If you have dizzy cycling stories, please contact me on: 

dizzyanne.wfps@gmail.com