Peripheral neuropathy will decrease your body's ability to sense pain or discomfort from a relatively strenuous workout. Therefore you will need to monitor the intensity of your exercise with an external measurement. An example would be a heart rate monitor. A heart rate monitor will tell you what intensity you are exercising at. You should be at a heart rate reserve of approximately 50-70% for optimal performance and to be safe. Do not try to exceed 75%HRR in one session. Another more simple measure is known as the talk test. If you are working out with a partner, you should be able to carry on a conversation without feeling winded or out of breathe. Try doing exercises that are multi-jointed such as walking, jogging, bicycling, body weight squats, wall push-ups and planks. This will reassure that you are not relying on a specific region of your body and you will get a complete overall work out. If you choose to run out side, inspect the bottom of your sneakers for any holes or wearing down of the shoe that you may not be able to feel. If the soles of the shoes are worn, replace them with a new pair and use clean socks.
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How can I exercise safely if I have peripheral neuropathy?
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