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My dad who doesn't fully understand the situation strongly believes that exercise can only help - I'm very skeptical about this as it usually makes me very tired or very energetic. Because of this I haven't really been able to get past that barrier and get in to a groove. Does anyone here regularly exercise?

I think my biggest issue with exercise is that even without it I am fatigued a lot of the time.

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It took me awhile before I had enough energy to start exercising. I discovered that by taking liquid vitamins twice a day instead of once a day and replacing 1 meal with raw protein meal shake that it helped with the fatigue. You will feel better exercising and it does help get the gluten out of your system. I have also heard that massages help work the toxins out of your body too. Good luck!

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I'm not sure about it speeding up healing time, but I have noticed that when I do exercise, I feel so much better. When I'm working out regularly, I have more energy...but I think this also has to do with the fact that if I'm working out all the time, I eat healthier and drink a lot of water. Working out just makes me FEEL healthier, so obviously I don't get home from the gym and eat an entire tub of ice cream :-)

I don't exercise to lose weight (I don't have any to lose), but I do just enough to build muscle tone and keep cardio fitness up a bit. Because I lost so much weight so quickly before I went gluten-free, my muscle tone was shot. Now I have to do physical therapy 3 times a week to get my knees working correctly again. I know you are tired and feeling blah, but even a 10 minute walk outside should make you feel a little better. The warmer weather and sunshine is good for the spirit too! Good luck to you!

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It helps/ed me. Whatever you can do, do it.

Even if it's a short walk, or just pulling weeds or whatever. Do it.

Your body is meant to move. Helps me in so many ways.

Yes, it's hard. But just start doing anything to build a habit if movement. Don't go overboard - just light stuff.

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Well it all depends I suppose. If you are not absorbing your nutrients yet, I wouldn't exercise, since (what my problem is) you'd lose more weight, and your body would not have anything to run off of.

But I don't know if exercise would have any effect at all, anyhow! It's good to exercise, but I think it's up to you. YMMV, as they say!

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