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10/30/12 11:36 A

I have osteo and fibromyalgia and exercise is what helps keeps my pain levels down.

I walk, both slow and fast and took up cycling this year. I bought a stationary bike for the winter months and just love it. I do know alot of folks recommend swimming and I'm sure its good, but I don't have access to a a pool close to where I live. I also do yoga and it feels really good to stretch out my sore body.

I've just recently added very light weights and thats going OK.

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10/29/12 10:12 P

Can you swim? That might be easy on joints. However, if a pool is not available, or if you don't know how, it might not be an option.

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10/29/12 10:00 P

Hi Bonnie,

When someone has been diagnosed with severe OA, it is best to ask your doctor as to what exercises you have been cleared to do as the severity and the joint involvement can vary widely amongst individuals.

Coach Nancy

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10/29/12 9:56 P

In the fitness section. Three exercises women should do, are these acceptable for someone with severe osteoarthritis in the knees.

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