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BILL60 Posts: 794,529
9/18/13 8:51 A

Welcome to SP.

9/17/13 11:03 P

I also have a lot of pain when exercising, I have degenerative disc disease and I have tried many different exercises that simply hurt too much to do, like everyone else said walking. I also found a good dvd. here is the link to it: it starts out slow with a lot of breathing techniques and stretches to get you warmed up, but then it gets into real exercises that I believe will work if I keep at it as recommended.
good luck, and congratulations on your weight loss so far!

BILL60 Posts: 794,529
9/17/13 8:26 A

Welcome to SP.

EFFIEANNIE Posts: 3,819
9/17/13 7:58 A

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Welcome to Spark,
Don't forget to track all your food too. Exercise helps, but for me tracking my food dis essential!

0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
9/16/13 5:32 P

Welcome aboard!


NGCHILD SparkPoints: (148,992)
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9/16/13 3:06 P

Hi and welcome to SparkPeople!! I enjoy walking and do Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds nearly every day. It's low impact and you can set your own pace. You can check out her video's on YouTube.

I wish you much luck on your journey!!

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1DRWOMAN SparkPoints: (68,056)
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9/16/13 1:18 A

Hello Smiley!
Welcome to Sparkpeople and congratulations on all your success!!!! I have arthritis in my spine, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue plus heaps of past injuries, so I feel your pain! LOL I am a do now, think later person....lots of fun but get hurt being silly!!! :)

Walking walking walking...swimming swimming swimming...biking biking biking...and some light resistance training a couple times a days are also important, but even on those days with arthritis, a small walk is good.

YOU CAN DO THIS...:) Eat clean and healthy and just keep moving. Stay positive and believe it will happen! :)


LKEITHO SparkPoints: (459,078)
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9/14/13 9:33 P

Welcome to SparkPeople! You'll find lots of support, information and inspiration here. All the best on achieving your goals!

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
9/13/13 7:37 P

emoticon I have arthritis in my knees but my dr. told me to keep moving so I do a lot of walking no matter what.

SUZIPAM1 Posts: 1,464
9/13/13 12:15 P

60 will be fine and you will do it = slow but sure and you will do it

FIT4MEIN2013 SparkPoints: (144,741)
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9/13/13 11:53 A

Severe arthritis knee pain is what induced me to start exercising. I started off on a stationary bike for 15" daily. If you have a broadband connection, I also suggest watching some of the videos. You may also find that you need to ice your joints after exercise; I did. Now I can do almost any activity, but I won't run because of the damage it does to your knees. Make sure you use no or low impact if the arthritis is in your knees. I use an elliptical trainer, the bike and walk.

SMILEYKAYJAY SparkPoints: (2,611)
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9/13/13 10:49 A

ive lost about 23 pounds and i have 60 more to go.i have arthritis and it is hard to want to exercise. what kinds of exercise do you all do ?

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