exercises with gout?

quality2nice member since Apr '12

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I'm 29 5'8 and weigh in at 273.. Crying and recently found out I have GOUT.

If i watch what I eat, increase my greens, and decrease red meat, and meat in general the flair up are not that bad.

My problem now is when I hit the gym I have a constant pain in my toe if I go a little 2 hard. i re-injure my toe.. I use to love the treadmill. But the high impact and movement leaves my freshly healed toe sore for days on in.

I need new types of exercises that I can do so I don't put too much pressure on my joints. People say u got to lose weight for gout. Well how can I lose weight .. if my already injured toe won't allow me to get the cardio needed to lose weight.

posted : 5/1/2012 at 8:34 PM

Vicki Bowland member since Jun'10

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Elliptical, bike, circuit training with minimal rest, heavy ropes, swimming, anything that gets your heart rate up for extended periods.

Are you wearing good, supportive shoes? Go to a running store, tell them of your gout and where it flares, and let them recommend some shoes.

My father has had gout for 40 years-- runs three miles a day and lifts 90-120 minutes a day-- it doesn't have to hold you back. Hubby has gout too-- and works on his feet 8-9 hours a day--- and walks high incline to get his cardio in. You need to do what you Can tolerate-- some days you'll be able to tolerate more than others.

I would recommend cherry juice or fresh, frozen cherries to help with gout flare-ups; as does parsley tea and water, water, water.

Some teas bother the uric acid levels, as do legumes, red meats, sodas and sulfite rich wines.

Good luck, flush your system with water, a lot of water, every day. It will help you lose your weight too. Wink

posted : 5/1/2012 at 9:05 PM

quality2nice member since Apr'12

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thanks for the tips. I do heavy ropes. No swimming pools at anytime lol. Laughing

I wear New Balances. If the gout to bad I wear slippers and do heavy ropes for awhile.

Like you said b4 good days and bad. Eliptical and bike use to work. intensity needs to be dropped down a little tho so the pressure on the joint not too much.

I drink about a gallon of water a day. Still when I do get a flair up it last for a couple of weeks.

posted : 5/2/2012 at 12:00 PM

member since Jun'10


Sounds like its a perfect time to dump meat and go vegetarian. You can kiss the gout goodbye forever that wayHappy and the growth hormones, anti biotics and amonia, plus cholesteral, saturated fat and a few other bad things. Happy

posted : 5/4/2012 at 12:25 AM

quality2nice member since Apr'12

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don't know if i can just go Vegan . love meat to much. i think eating more veggies, and eating less no red meat per day (like 4-6oz) would be my savior.

I have to watch my calorie intake from fats in (ALL meats) cholesterol seems to be a trigger to my gout. so anything more than 25g of Fat is a no no.! Thats 2 small burgers(fast food), thats more than 1 6oz-8oz steak of any kind.

posted : 5/4/2012 at 11:49 AM

member since Jun'10


ok I hope you find a happy medium, my brother -in-law has gout and in his case its fish makes it much worse. The more veggies you eat the better as they are better for the pH level of the body and cleansing/cell rejuvination. Happy

posted : 5/4/2012 at 2:10 PM

Tanya Thomann member since Jan'10

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A friend got an advance copy of a book called VB6 (I Think!) anyway, it is essentially, vegan before 6pm, if giving up meat is going to be tough, why not think in stages? Most of us don't eat meat for breakfast anymore, so thinking veg heavy lunches with beans or legumes as protein and fiber to fill you up may help.

I know nothing about gout other than it hurts, and I don't want it. Several in my family have had it and it sounds very painful from their descriptions. Good luck with your journey towards health!

posted : 4/6/2013 at 9:15 PM

member since Jun'10


Well I dont know how much pain you have but which is better? Living pain free or loving meatHappy You can buy burgers (not made with soy) called Moutain Burgers which are really good from lentils. Same with italian sausage made with veggies (not soy) and really good tasting as well esp on the bbq. Each year more and more meat replacements come out made with non-soy ingredients that always taste better. Happy Cheers

Foods That Are Higher in Purines

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Foods Moderately High in Purines

posted : 4/17/2013 at 11:52 AM

coreykeane77 member since Jul'14

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I was recently diagnosed with Gout, but apparently have had it for the last 5 or 6 years. Every Time I went to the doctor they attributed it to soccer injury. After finding out about it, I did massive amounts of research. Here are the things I have changed which have minimized my flare ups and allow me to still stay active. DIET DIET DIET, this is the key to staying flare up free. LIke you I loved my red meat, however you also need to minimize, shrimp, anchovies, sardines, mushrooms, red meat and beer. Now not all of these foods will effect your gout, however if you notice that you have eaten any of these and have a flare up in the next day or two, that these are your trigger foods. I have started to eat more chicken, turkey, fish and pork and left the red meat for more special occasions. I have completely cut out shrimp because that is my trigger food. That was the hardest because I love shrimp. Sometimes lobster or crab effects me too, so again I save those for special occasions. If you take a fish oil supplement make sure that it is salmon oil. Most fish oil supplements are made from sardines or anchovies. The salmon oil costs a little more but will not cause you to flare up. The best thing to keep around the house is straight cherry juice or a cherry extract supplement and any type of fruit juice with cherry in it. In the last 2 years I have only had one flare up and it was because I wasn't thinking and ate some cocktail shrimp at Christmas. If you control your diet, you'll control your gout and be able to stay active. The best part of this for me is that I have not had to take any medication to control it. The less chemicals I have to put in my body the better.

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