How do I lose weight if I'm disabled and limited in my ability to exercise
Hello, to everyone, this is my first post so I'm definitely new to this whole thing. I'm looking for some advise on what I should take as far as supplements and any exercises that might be easier for me to start off on. I'm a disabled veteran who has a bad back, nerve damage in my neck and in my right leg. I can walk on the treadmill some, but alot of continuous reps of something or attempts at many exercises causes me alot of pain and not the type of pain normally associated with exercise. I'm now 40 years old and weigh 230 pounds with very little of it being muscle. I'm 6ft1 so it doesn't look horrible on me, but I'm definitely not the same body type as I was when in the army. I'm looking for something or some way of really boosting my metabolism and my energy levels. I take alot of morphine, neurontin, and robaxin every day along with other pain killers and just don't have any energy levels normally. I feel like the pain killers are helping my pain, but killing my enegy and then causing me to sacrifice my body even more by ruining it. I've seen alot of ads in magazines such as maxim but when I google the companies I get bad reviews, I read somewhere that a spoonful of cinammon each morning will help increase your metabolism so I'll try that, but c'mon there's got to be more I can do than just that. I never really worried about fitness and such as the military kept all the fat off with all the PT and such, but now I really regret not knowing what to do or eat or anything. There's so many different gimmicks out there I just don't know what's for real and what's just a scam to get my cash. I'm not so interested in hulking out as I am losing weight and getting trim, possibly having some stomach muscles to help support my back better.
Re: How do I lose weight if I'm disabled and limited in my ability to exercise
My brother thank you for serving and know you have many fellow bro in arms here. Those pain meds are one of the biggest reason your not able to get to a level of fitness. The harsh compounds and what they do to your body will negate anything your trying to do. I have been there and once I weaned off them my body responded perfectly to what I wanted. It's going to be a long road, but you will really begin living once you do.