Hypermobility without Tears teaches nearly everything you need to know about EDS and fitness. Di Bon guides you through step by step; first introducing the concepts she’s working with. Practice the exercises recommended as you read through the book, and you will already be on your way to improving your health. Maintain those practices on a regular basis, and you are on your way to developing a life of less pain, easier movement and more stability throughout the body designed to protect your joints.
These super simple exercises can be performed almost anywhere. They help build up the core, legs and ankles and helps to stabilize your balance and improve proprioception.
In this rare illness spotlight post focusing on Diffuse Ideopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), Pamela Jessen explains what it's like living with the condition, what symptoms to look for, what other conditions it's often mistaken for, and how this rare disease is diagnosed.
Another set of simple exercises for those who are trying to get going after a long period of inactivity due to illness. While these exercises are demonstrated in a standing position, they can be done seated, as well. You can combine them with these upper body resistance exercises to begin working toward a weight lifting … Continue reading Wall Resistance Exercises for Arms
These simple resistance exercises can be done anywhere using practically any small, lightweight object and will help you take the first steps to restoring muscle-tone after long term illness or inactivity.
These resistance exercises for the neck are so simple, I had a tough time conveying the concept. Basically, you're going to push against your head in order to create resistance; something for your neck to have to fight against. You can't really see it in the video, because you're not supposed to move your head, … Continue reading Neck Strengthening Exercises
Written by Capricious Lestrange for The Unchargeables October 2, 2018 and reprinted with permission. The original can be found here: Dysautonomia and Achieving a Better Quality of Life Through Exercise - The Unchargeables Did you know that regular exercise can actually improve the symptoms and quality of life for POTS patients more effectively than a … Continue reading Dysautonomia and Achieving a Better Quality of Life Through Exercise – The Unchargeables
Wall Push Ups are a good way to build upper body strength fast and are a big part of what keeps my right shoulder from popping out of place every time I wash myself or roll over in bed. I also believe wall push-ups, along with one other exercise, keep my costochondritis and rib subluxations … Continue reading Wall Push Ups
A video tutorial on how to do wall squats or slides, a safer form of squats for people with bad backs and knees.
Side leg lifts work the hips, glutes and thighs. They are appropriate for any level. If you have a collagen disorder like EDS or MCAD, be careful not to hyper-extend yourself when doing these exercises and stay in normal range of motion, while keeping your leg and foot in line with your body. I also … Continue reading Side Leg Lifts and IT Band Stretches