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8/8/11 9:16 A

Thanks - walking it is!
I also decided to try cavorting around to "cha cha slide" several times a week. I look ridiculous, and when he says "how low can you go" the clear answer is "NOT VERY"! But it's fun!

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8/8/11 9:14 A

I think spinning is out of the question right now - walking is feasible. What about strength training? Do I have to join a gym?
Thanks for your reply!
Good luck!

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JOAN_HEO Posts: 3,145
8/8/11 7:12 A

Walking is great exercise! Get yourself a GOOD pair of sneakers and start slow. If you try and do too much too soon, you risk injury and you will quit. Slow and steady wins the race!

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8/6/11 4:18 P

The first place to start is with your doctor.
What has he/she given you clearance to do?

I am also headed towards 60, overweight, with arthritis and a myriad of health problem.
I walk, strength train, and spin twice a week...with ALL my doctors' blessings!

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
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8/6/11 4:06 P

My post was just below yours - I'm asking for ideas for a very-out-of-shape nearly-60-years-old woman with joint problems to get started on exercise. Oh: I get short of breath quickly too.


Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. - Kurt Vonnegut.

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 16,812
8/6/11 4:00 P

"I've posted a request on the exercise board for advice"

For what exactly are you seeking advice?

�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
~ 7 Years in T
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8/6/11 9:17 A

I've just gotten started, and I'm so out of shape. Joint issues, getting winded, and (blush) belly roll in the way. I've posted a request on the exercise board for advice but would love to ask some other boomers for their suggestions as well.

Thanks in advance.

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Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place. - Kurt Vonnegut.

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