How to lose weight with core injuries?
June 1, 2014 11:20 AM Subscribe
I'm in physio and working on my core. But every time I try to exercise, I injure myself. I'm gaining weight like crazy and really can't afford to only do core exercises. Is there anything I could do to help lose weight?
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats to Health & Fitness (27 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'm working on rehabilitating my core, given injuries to my back, neck, pelvis and more. Physio is pretty sure it is all muscular and the result of past injuries, deconditioning and the challenges of parenting children with special needs.
I do not even eat the recommended caloric intake for my age/weight/height/gender, but I've been steadily gaining weight. My doctor is sending me for bloodwork to rule out any issues there.
My budget only allows for a limited amount of physio time and I'd rather she work on the rehab stuff, rather than have a big long discussion about calorie-burning exercises. I'm looking for ideas to help me burn calories and keep my weight from going up, but ideally start going the other way.
I'm doing all my core exercises. But I need to burn calories. I'll definitely run any ideas by my physio or doctor before embarking on them. Right now, even something as simple as a bike ride is making my back and neck go out. And walking more than a few blocks is hurting.
I'm scared that the four months of core work I have ahead of me will just see me continue to gain weight. I'm very nearly at the obese mark now and increased weight will just put more strain on my core.
If you have any ideas, I'm all ears. Again, I'll run everything by my medical professionals. I'm just wondering what else I could be doing. Weight gain is freaking me out and I'm frustrating that, in spite of tracking everything I eat, I'm gaining and gaining.
Tl;dr: injured mom with weak core is in physical therapy and needs to lose weight. Will run all ideas by physio/doctor. How to lose weight during rehabilitation period?