If you suffer of gout, then you should know that a lack of exercise in your life can only make things worse. Gout can be extremely painful and even put your life in risk in extreme circumstances. Today we are going to teach you why exercise is important and why you should start exercising from today.
It Goes Beyond Running:
You have to think beyond running, and this especially applies for people like you. Because running can damage your joints, and this can result to be detrimental for your gout. If you want to lower your uric acid levels, then you need to have your joints in perfect state. Because an addition in stress will result in a high spike in uric acid – and that’s the last thing you want. Because gout attacks can be especially painful and leave you on bed for days.
That’s why I advise you to walk. I know it sounds way too simple, but walking is actually very helpful for you. How so? It doesn’t damage your joints, give you a nice exercise and allows you to burn more fat. When you run at the 60% of your capacity, you simply burn glucose. But when you do a low-impact exercise like walking for an extended period of time, your body can burn fat easily without affecting your muscles.
If you want to lose weight even faster, and therefore help to lower the stress your joints receive, then you need to just walk. And the best time to do it is in the morning, before eating breakfast. This way you will make the fat-burning process a lot better. You should walk for around 45-60 minutes in the morning, and try to do a shorter walk, of about 30 minutes, in the afternoon after lunch.
You can see that something as simple as walking can do a lot for you. But that’s not the unique thing, let’s check how you can add movement to your life without putting too much stress on yourself.
You need to learn how to do the basics exercises, but in their simplest form. For example, instead of doing the classic push-ups, you can do them on the wall. I mean, you just need to recline your body a little bit and try to mimic the typical motion of the classic push-ups.
You can do the same with sit-ups. You just need to support yourself with a chair and limit the range of motion. If you feel a lot of pain, then you may want to limit your leg work to walking, swimming and calf raises.
And the same with pull-ups. Instead of doing them, you only have to hand yourself there for 10-15 seconds. Do this 4-5 times and you are done. You need to reduce these classic exercises for their simplest form. Just do this and you will obtain great advances in your fight against gout, and the best time to start is today.