I’ve just recently got back on the Huel for weight loss, and I’m looking to pair it up with going back to exercising more.
I used to do a lot of exercise when I was younger, however, I suspect it will be a bit more difficult this time. I now struggle with gout and that limits my options.
I used to run a lot, but I simply can’t do it anymore without being laid up for several days with immense pain in my feet. Swimming is logistically difficult because I’m nowhere near a pool. I’ve taken to cycling to work but if anybody has any bright ideas on the cardio front, I’d be grateful to hear them.
As far as core goes, I used to use a lot of planking, but my feet mean that’s not viable either. I can still do sit ups and Russian twists with a medicine ball. Any ideas on how to supplement that?
I realise it sounds like I’m making lots of excuses but the gout has caused me a lot of problems with many exercises that I used to do.
Cycling is great for cardio fitness.
Maybe just start with that if it’s something you’ve found is possible?
If you have any local woodland you might find that more fun than road cycling (?)
Yoga can be great for core strength, actually strength in general, but you’d need a good teacher to help you find a practice that suits you and doesn’t aggravate your feet
I think most people have commented that it doesn’t necessarily trigger a flare up but they find they need to stop drinking it for a while if they do get a flare up as it can aggravate it.
Everyone’s different though.
Sounds like you know what’s best for you.
Good luck with the exercise - let us know how you get on
Indoor rowing is one of the best all round exercises you can do. It works like 85% of your body, no impact on joints, it can be as gentle or as intense as you want, it’s great for cardio and muscle exercise and if you’re nailing it you can burn 800kcal an hour. If you have the space at home you can buy an indoor rower for reasonable money.