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Starting out slow and giving your body time to adjust
Most people start out exercising full on and when they feel the pain, they back off. I start out slow and add exercises and repetitions slowly. This gives my body time to adjust to the extra exercise time and repetitions. There is no need to hurt yourself and make exercising something to avoid. Make it easy and fun. Add an exercise a month if you like.
I do side leg lifts, knee bends, wall push ups (easier), and windmills (touch toes across). I am up to 150 wall push up in sets of 50, and 50 each on the other three exercises. I started the wall push ups at 50 and added ten a day, and the other exercises at 10 each (easy) and added five a day (easy).
Now that I'm not going to the gym, I went to my Exercise Tracker and swapped out all the gym stuff foe every exercise that my health issues will allow. Since there are about 3 dozen, I can choose 10 or so to do each exercise day. I really enjoy doing what my body can do on any given day. I find that even on non strength exercise days, I'll do some through out the day and it is now fun to exercise.
I use: hand weight's, resistance bands, the wall and a chair.
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