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Think You're Too Heavy to Exercise? - Part 1

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  • Great article, even if it is very old. Looking forward to the other parts.

    Two observations thought. 1. There were so many pop-ups that I was very aggravated by the time I finished reading. Many people would have stopped fighting them. 2. WHY are there a million pictures of delicious things to eat on the page? This is a site for people who are trying to eat in a healthy weigh, if not lose weight. WHY?
    Thank you for the Info ...
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  • Excellent article. Thank you.
  • Great article. Looking forward to reading part 2 & 3. Thank you.
  • Loved your article. It's like you're in my head. Off to find part 2 :) .
  • I loved the article and got a lot of insights!
  • Thank You for a great article. I have shared it with several people.
  • Really enjoyed your up front talk. You are right. Its all excuses. Thank you for letting us all know you have been there and got thru it. I cant stand it when thing are sugar coated. It going to be hard, you are going to hurt, but if you don't DO it, it will get worst. Make up you mind, not excuses. Cant want to read Part two and three. Thanks again. Bless you!
  • I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can't get my wife to go swimming. ~Rodney Dangerfield
  • I loved the article... but I wanted to add a few things.

    A LOT of people cannot afford the gym or places where they can physically exercise. So, here are some additional pointers that should be added.

    Silver Sneakers is available in almost ALL disabled medical insurance, which is a membership to the YMCA or a similar place where there is a pool available.

    MOST medical insurance provides some physical therapy, usually about 12 to 32 days each year. USE it, let the professionals tell you what to do to avoid hurting yourself. They physical therapist uses should focus on areas you are having trouble. Tell your doctor if you stopped walking around the block because your knee is killing you... etc. you can go to therapy and they will tell you how to fix it and stop it from happening again.

    ALSO, MANY physical therapy places, IF you are a patient, offer a discount to use the equipment when you are out of therapy hours with your insurance. It will be cheaper than most gyms. Ask around your area and the next time you have to go to therapy, go there.

    I can't "walk" around, God only knows how much I miss running and biking, but I am unfortunate enough that it isn't likely going to be any time soon that I can do those things. Organizations like the YMCA let you apply to get a discount. IF there is a local gym with a pool, ask about providing discounts or such and how you can apply to them.

    Don't give up, if you are limited, ask people for advise, ask the doctor, ask the physical therapist, see if there are options. I know so many disabled people who have no idea that they have Silver Sneakers which gives them YMCA membership. I also know that most people have no idea that the physical therapy centers offer discounts for their use after therapy runs out.
    I am 280 pounds and take Yoga and Tai Chi classes, work with weights and get in the pool. I don't like how I look but that is why I do it.
  • Thanks for the article!

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