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>I was diagnosed with a neurological condition which causes my CNS to exaggerate pain stimulus.
Can you tell me more about this? I'm not a doctor or physio, but it would help to know what (if any) kinds of exercise you'd be most comfortable with. In my experience light to moderate resistance training brings about a lesser sensation of pain than, say, prolonged cardio or very intense interval training.
Walking and stretches are good choices over the long term as they fit around most schedules and the risk of injury is virtually nil. Swimming and cycling are also good choices for the same reasons. You might consider taking up yoga, something involving holding challenging poses, and advancing to tougher forms of calisthenics over time. Whatever you choose, someone earlier in the thread made a sound observation in saying that the best exercise to go with is what you enjoy. That will keep you coming back, and consistency is everything.
My personal experience is in strength training with barbells, though I have got into conditioning work over the past few years. What I know about fitness stems mainly from that. Even if you're not into the idea of lifting weights, I will say that more intense exercise will bring about a greater effect on the metabolism (i.e. more efficient muscle building and fat loss), and strength is a significant component of almost all physical pursuits, often including recovery from illness and injury. It may well be worth checking out if anyone with a similar neurological condition to yours has asked the same questions. There are lots of general resources out there, one of the best being exrx:
You sound like you're on the right track with your diet, small permanent changes are the best way to handle food in my opinion. As I mentioned in the other thread, you can't go far wrong with scaling your carbohydrates to your level of activity (you can figure this out depending on what kinds of exercise you're doing), getting in plenty of protein, and eating as much (non-starchy) veg as you can stand throughout the day.