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4/16/2013 10:56:30 AM
@ JDCOBAN418. when i had my hip replacement i did upper body work with db's, kb's and rubber bands. i of course was encouraged to walk using my walker to help the hip. i did all this again when i had my knee replacement. you can also do upper body yoga stretches. do what you can and forget the word i can't.
4/16/2013 10:51:00 AM
m-t-f i do 20 minutes yoga/20 minutes interval training using db's kb's and jakes tower and 20 minutes dancing to zumba or other fast music. tues,thur and sat. i only do 30 minutes yoga. i am 72 and change up exercises every couple months. doing these exercises keeps me flexible, stops muscle loss and improves cardio.
I use to walk on my treadmill on a daily basis but I stopped because it got boring to me. So, I started doing a little of Pilates and lifting five weight too and I quit doing that too. What exercise can I do to keep my interest? I need something that will keep me motivated and interested to get me to the point if really doing the exercises and enjoy doing them. Please let me know my next step?
11/5/2012 5:42:50 PM
I'm thinking about taking a fitness/conditioning class & a weight training class next semester. They will be on Monday's and Wednesdays for 1-1/2 hours each. They are an Hour apart from each other. Is this recommended? I just want some feed back before I make my decision. Thanks
Any suggestions on how to slowly ease into an exercise routine? I keep making excuses...but can't seem to make the time - so my goal this week is to just start by adding 10 minutes a day, but I'm not sure what would give me the most benefit? Thanks!
8/4/2012 11:57:40 PM
I have very bad knees and I am obese. I started during sit and fit exercises at least three times weekly and it has helped me. Sit and fit exercises are on many PBS tv stations.I also go to physical therapy weekly. They gave me a workout sheet to take home with exercises to do at home. Social Security will pay for physical therapy that's in a hospital. They believe that if we are willing to help ourselves they will cover the cost.
What if you don't have all the things that you need your eating habits or your exercise habits? I don't have all the ingredients in order to make a certain recipe or exercise equipment. I just use my treadmill or my weights to work on my arms. Would this be enough to lose weight?
9/10/2011 6:53:19 PM
I'm in a powerchair/wheelchair -----How do I exercise?
hi.........greetings. i am suffering from polio in my left legs...that why i am not able to do many exercises....pls help me out and let me know what type of exercises should i do to maintain my weight.......
If one has high blood pressure or heart issues, check out the Conditions Center of Spark. It's not substitute for a doctor's advice, but even Spark articles stress that a talk test is a more accurate measure of exertion than most heart rate monitors, esp. if you're on beta blockers. I'd been going to get one til I saw that info. Stay safe!
1/14/2011 1:59:33 AM
There's some fabulous information on this site ... thanks everyone. I'm 64 years old next birthday and health and fitness has been a way of life for me. Eating 6 meals (snacks) daily has been the basis of my eating regime since about age 18 and I've stuck to it most of the time. I start at about 6.00am with about half of a cupfull of slowly cooked oats - I've always stuck with oats mainly because they maintain the lifeforce - unlike most other cereals. About 8.30am it's usually something similar to a slice of wholemeal bread spread with avocado and fresh shrimp/prawns. About 11.00am probably half of a cupfull of boiled/cooked brown rice and white meat. Around 1.30pm fruit and yogurt while avoiding the high G I's. About 4.00pm cold white meat and vege salad. Then between 6.00 and 7.00pm cooked fresh fish and cooked veges. This is the general idea of my daily eating pattern .... I've learnt that timing, quantity and nutritional value adds up to a lot when it comes to achieving and maintaining a slim toned energized healthy body and a fulfilling life free from illness. http://www.tattoosb.com
I was getting very discouraged because I was stuck at the same weight for weeks; I didn't put any back on. I won the Spark DVD and started using it gradually. I just got to the point where I can exercise the length of the cardio and today had lost another pound. Yay!!
For anyone that has a problem with exsercies. Exsercies in the pool, it is so pain free it is great. I do 3 times a week at 24 hour fitness. I DO water arobics,and water jogging, swimming, water exsercies with water weights. 2 hours every mon. weds. fri. sometimes sun. try it you will love it. just follow sparkpeople.com nutristion plan, and it works.
Something else that is not taken into consideration is those of us who have pacemakers, and/or internal cardiac defibrilators ( ICD) . Does anyone have any suggestions,( other than to ask my doctor) for getting a "real" heart rate when exercising? Also, does anybody have any "on land" activities for those with severe movement limitations ?
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