Author Topic: Is a cardio exercise routine worth during taper/wd?  (Read 697 times)

[Buddie]

Is a cardio exercise routine worth during taper/wd?
« on: April 10, 2022, 09:55:26 pm »
I noticed that my symptoms flared up when I started to do some spinning bicycle at home.

However, I wonder if it's only an initial shock or if exercises are not advised for recovery. I intend to keep a routine composed by a 2km walk, 30 minutes of spinning bicycle and some basic calisthenics.

Does it help or does it hinder recovery? Can it help treating symptoms like mental fatigue or only exacerbate it?
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[Buddie]

Re: Is a cardio exercise routine worth during taper/wd?
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2022, 09:59:18 am »
I didn't do cardio during withdrawl but I did a long, brisk walk outdoors most days.  I had a bit of agoraphobia so getting started with the walking routine was hard (I felt very anxious when I started out) but I ultimately found that it helped with my withdrawl symptoms, filled some time, and burned off some of the anxious energy/restlessness I had.
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[Buddie]

Re: Is a cardio exercise routine worth during taper/wd?
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2022, 06:50:02 pm »
I personally think light cardio is helpful.....even moderate but I would avoid anything intense or strenuous. I tried outdoor walking like [...] mentioned but I don't like being out when I feel really bad. The last thing I want is to be recognized in the neighborhood by a passerby who wants to stop and talk, so I do my light cardio indoors on my stationary bike.
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