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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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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!

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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.


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8/6/11 4:00 P

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

For what exactly are you seeking advice?

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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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