First off I have an autoimmune disease. This is a chronic illness that cannot be cured and caused a myriad or health issues. The biggest ones for me are chronic pain and debilitating fatigue. Both of these issues cause me to be in bed a lot. I used to be in much better shape but over the past year or so I have lost a lot of strength and my cardiovascular fitness has deteriorated.
I feel that not exercising only adds to the problem, however when I have trouble just walking across my bedroom or around the corner to the bathroom, the idea of exercise seems extremely daunting.
Many people have suggested swimming as a very low impact exercise for someone with my problems. I agree this is a great exercise because of the buoyancy. However, I am hoping there are some other exercises out there besides swimming that I can also do. I find it better for me personally to rotate between two or three main exercises to keep some physical and mental variety.
I am sure there are lot of people who have barriers to many exercises because of different injuries and illnesses. I would love to hear exercises suggestions that are easier for people with these issues to accomplish.