Is There a Link Between Exercise, Cognition, and Schizophrenia


Damn straight there is !


From experience, I’d say yes. But thing is can I do the exercise in the first place :frowning:

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I have a very difficult time with exercise.
I don’t know if it’s my age or the meds?
But I find it hard to motivate myself and exerting myself is impossible.

All I can do is track my steps and rarely lift a pair of dumbbells for a short while.


Damn covid closed my local gym and im to sloppy to exercise on my own, running and things like that.

I promise myself and the forum i will pick it up when the gym opens again.

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I try and get 20 to 30 minutes of walking everyday. It’s not complicated, it helps control the medication weight. Also when my body is tired I sleep better and I believe my brain heals itself during the rest . . .

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I’ve read that tracking steps doesn’t work in preventing or treating the most prevalent western diseases like obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.

It’s all well and fine this research being produced, but unless a concerted effort is made to deal with the bullying & social rejection of children and teenagers bad at sports it’s pointless.

I was the teenager picked last and shoved in goal. The worst place you can put someone poor at football. A good place to put someone though if you want a further, specious excuse to treat them like s*** . Sports isn’t exactly the same thing but I still have memories of the ex army sergeant gym instructor at my public school . His harsh words for something I couldn’t help. Produce a civilised, non thug like, atmosphere for children’s/teenager’s participation in gymnastics/sports and that research would be of real value.

Only exercise I’ve done as an adult is swimming, and that not since the place for swimming at my old address was moved from 5 minutes away from me to the outskirts of town. That was in 2010.


Walking at least 4000 steps a day can be beneficial.
It’s better than being completely sedentary @SkinnyMe.

My nutritionist who is a medical doctor wants me to walk at least 8000 steps a day as my target goal.

Like I said before it’s better than lying down on the couch all day long.

It also encourages me to take walks outside of my home, like I did today.

Baby steps @SkinnyMe, baby steps.

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Just walking about 130 steps there and back, to put the rubbish in the rubbish shed, and my back is playing up.


Exercise and Sunlight do that

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A lot of people who played a lot of team sports when young end up with bad knee and hip joint damage when they hit their 30s and 40s. I was a skinny and timid kid and withdrew into the classroom at lunchtimes to draw and do art and my joints are in perfect shape. Also, team sports tend to make the participants too aggressive and brutish over time and I’m so glad I dropped out of them. I might sound judgemental about sports here but I think you’ve been spared @firemonkey.

In terms of how the bullying and rejection has affected me I’ve not been ‘spared’ at all . At least-not mentally. Physically, apart from the lower back pain, I’m in reasonable, though not brilliant, health.