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4/18/12 4:43 A

Here I blog I wrote about exercising with gimpy feet:

This might be a good time to focus on core and upper body strength while your foot heals. Take care of your feet, they have to last a lifetime.

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4/14/12 1:32 A

While you are being a "lump on the couch" you can still workout. I keep a small 12 lb medicine ball on my couch for when I lay back and watch tv, then during the commercials I toss it in the air above my head and catch it in the way down...don't miss, that hurts You just have to focus on working out your arms and maybe your core. Also you should be able to do plenty of stretching to become more flexible which will help when you are ready to go again. Good Luck

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4/12/12 7:35 P

Hi Jill,

I am so sorry to hear of your recent injury. As the others have noted, these questions are best asked of your doctor who is most familiar with you and your medical history.

SparkPeople's Registered Dietitian Becky Hand recommends that for those members suffering from an injury, illness or surgery, to use this time for maintenance. Now is not the time to cut back your calories. You need nutrients and calories to promote healthy healing so that your body can fully recover so that you can be back to your routine soon.

I wish you a SPEEDY SparkRecovery!

Coach Nancy

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4/12/12 5:35 P

You can get dumbbells and do some weight lifting for you arms, its awesome I started just lifting 5lbs in both arms while watching tv. Also this sounds weird but bum clenches. Clench your bum for 5 seconds and then release for 3 and continue for as many reps as you would like. My butt has looked pretty good since I started this. :) Those are all I could think of for now if any more come to mind I will let you know. Sorry to hear about your injury

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4/12/12 4:44 P

First and foremost... you MUST heal. Attempting to work out with an injury like a break can result in more injury... you need to check with your doctor first for recommendations and clearance on what's okay. Even exercises that don't engage your injured limb can be affected by other moves.

I know it's frustrating to be sidelined with an injury, but healing is critical. You can maintain your progress by tracking your nutrition and counting calories appropriate for your reduced activity level... at the very least, by doing so you shouldn't gain and lose ground.

Just try to be patient... if you jump in ahead of time, you could exacerbate your injury and turn something that needs time to heal into something that needs surgery.

Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 4/12/2012 (16:46)

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4/12/12 4:41 P

emoticon hi i am jill and i have been on a good journey losing weight and maintaining but thursday april 5th i broke my foot and i don't want to become a lump on the couch and gain weight cause i can't stay active doing exercise. i am going crazy having nothing to do. any suggestions are welcome i need your support thanks

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