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The Benefits of Exercise – Especially Weights

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  • #52885
    Kenan White
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    I am sharing this only because it has made my life so much better – I vowed that I would figure out things I could do to improve my condition, even though my doc said ‘This is a production problem, not much you can do’. Yes, and no. This is not a cure-all and won’t work for everyone but I can tell you that since I’ve been lifting weights (nothing larger than a 12 lb and no more than 30 minutes), my RBC has improved a lot. Still on Procrit and Zarzio weekly, but I was at 6.9 in June and today, 8.4 with the only difference in lifestyle being the weights. My doc said that lifting increases the testosterone in your body, which then increases RBC.
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    Testosterone has a well-documented erythrogenic effect that increases red blood cell production.

    It was hard at first, considering my fatigue but honestly don’t miss a day because I feel so much better. I know that this isn’t going to work for everyone, but I want to share because with this disease, EVERY LITTLE BIT HELPS!

    #52887
    Marie Miguel
    Participant

    Exercising makes you feel lighter and also makes you feel at peace.

    #52977
    dramaticcillow
    Participant

    exercising helps with weight management and bone and muscle health. It also helps reduce your risk of heart diseases

    #54745
    Roderick McCune
    Participant

    I agree with exercise. I run to keep active. My hub is 11.9 currently. I am hoping my next blood draw is better. Exercise is good no matter what

    #54754
    Raymond Bourgeois
    Participant

    Kenan,I am 66 and was diagnosed with MDS at 65. Iwent for a while not having the energy or desire to do anything. I finally decided I was spending money on a health club so I was going to use it. I go 3-5 X a week, walk, ride bike and do some weights. I really feel that it is a big help both physically and mentally. I can’t lift the weights I use to, but I still feel its something I need to do.
    Raymond Bourgeois

    #54760
    Gerry Donnelly
    Participant

    Do you life weights at home, or go to a Gym?

    #54765
    Raymond Bourgeois
    Participant

    Gerry, I go to Anytime Fitness. There are several locations near me. I dont have the discipline to do it at home by myself. I would always find something else to do.
    Raymond

    #54767
    Kenan White
    Participant

    I have weights and a bench at home – I’ve also joined an online fitness program for both nutrition and exercise – just gives me a little control and that feels good as I need to feel in control of something

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