If you do not already have an active lifestyle, below are some reasons why you should keep active, as well as some tips to help you to increase your level of physical activity.
If you are already quite physically active and regularly run or go to gym classes a few times a week, then keep it up.
Just remember to give yourself time to recover between exercise sessions if you do not already do so, by exercising every other day or alternating the exercises and activities that you undertake.
Naturally there may be days where you do not feel like exercising, or perhaps your acromegaly causes joint pain that makes exercises difficult or just not possible for you. If this is the case, talk to your doctor as perhaps they can suggest medication or gentle exercises that are suitable for you.
Talk to your doctor or another healthcare provider before undertaking any new exercise plan, or if you would like advice on what exercises you should be doing.
Physical activity can have a number of benefits, including:
Find a physical activity that you will enjoy and will be likely to do on a regular basis. If you are new to exercising or do not want to go to a gym, try some of the activities suggested below to get you moving.
See your doctor before starting your physical activity program if:
Your doctor can provide some guidance around the type of physical activity and exercise that will be right for you.
Find an acromegaly patient support group in your country to find out about local activities and events that you may be able to attend
Learn about acromegaly including what causes this slowly evolving condition, and the early symptoms and signs
Read and hear answers to some common questions that patients with acromegaly have asked