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Exercises for folks with bad knees


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Exercise may be the best medicine for chronic achy knees. "Strengthening the muscles around the joint protects you from injury by decreasing stress on the knee," says Willibald Nagler, MD, chairman of rehabilitation medicine at the New York Hospital–Cornell Medical Center in New Yor...

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Working out at home

I started my lifestyle change in November 2014 after dropping from 2 jobs to 1. I could have picked a better time to start in terms of being able to get to the gym or workout outside here in the Pittsburgh area during the winter!

I adapted by using the spark app and the suggested exercise op...

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Try to Fit Little Bits of Exercise In Whenever You Can – It All Adds Up!

Whenever I can, I try to do little bits of physical activity as often as I can throughout the day, even when I’m at work.

If the weather is nice, I take the opportunity to go walking. If I am on a coffee break (15 minutes), I take a brisk walk around the perimeter of my office building. If...

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Exercise and Activity - A Small How-to

Make an appointment with yourself so time doesn't get away from you. And make your workouts fun! If you enjoy something, you are more likely to do it! And let's face it, we have to do in order to lose! And in this case only, I am sure we all want to be LOSERS! :)
I ride a recumbent bike and...

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New Music For Exercise

Everyone already knows that music is a great way to stay motivated and continue to work towards our goals. I recently learned that I stay more motivated when I change the songs I listen to everyday. I write down the songs on my current playlist and change them up everyday before I hit the gym. I ...

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A nice Walk

Had a really nice walk this morning with my dog. A light snow had fallen, so it was really beautiful. I could feel the fresh cold air hit my lungs with every step I took.
When there is a will, there is always a way.

It's simple: A good thirty minute walk is all you need to get the heart p...

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Don't think about it, just do it!

My secret is simple: get up and go. Don't think about it. Just get up and go.

I think the 1700 minimum character count is a bit too much for my tip. But I will explain how I got to that tip just so that my text will be eligible for posting.

I lag all the time about going to the gym. H...

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Track Exercise and Housework Activities Every Day to Help Keep Your Exercise Program Challenging

I find that tracking my exercise program is just as important as tracking my food intake. As with recording my food intake, I have the greatest success when I make it a point to track all of my exercise activities every day. Tracking lets me know what types of activities I am doing and how long I ...

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Early morning work out?

If the best time for you to work out is early in the morning, but, like me, you begrudge getting up sooo early . . . get everything ready the night before. For example, I work out to , so I make sure the DVD is in the player before I go to bed, my water bottle is full and in the fridge, ...

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Consistency IS KEY

Someone exercising 20 minutes a day will see better results than someone who slogs it out for 2 hours 2 days per week, it has taken me years to figure that out.

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