Having this disease in no way means that you must stop your daily routine and crawl into a shell, or sit on the couch and worry about what could happen. The best advice is to get up and get moving.

I always recommend cardio or aerobic activities to my patients consisting of either a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity (including riding a stationary bike, actively playing with children, raking leaves or a brisk pace walk, etc.) most days of the week, or a minimum of 20 minutes of vigorous-intensity physical activity (jogging or running) 3 days per week.

I also recommend resistance, strength building, and weight bearing activities. Two days a week you should also incorporate strength training (i.e. weight training) into your normal work out routine.

Weight training maintains and increases muscle strength and endurance. Weight training can consist of something as simple as lifting soup cans or filling an empty milk container with water for added resistance.