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LTMURPHY7 SparkPoints: (80,334)
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2/13/12 12:16 A



I like water aerobics

GUSGUS02 SparkPoints: (38,687)
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2/9/12 9:22 P

I have a bum knee.....I have an elliptical trainer in my basement that challenges me and gives me a workout. I don't have pain in my joints after using it..... now getting down there to use it every day..... that is the real challenge....:)

FIT-HEALTHY1 Posts: 551
2/9/12 9:02 P

Great idea, thanks!

SHARONSOWN Posts: 1,019
2/9/12 6:18 P

I found some great DVDs at my local library, called (I think) Fit Over 50. Three discs, one cardio, one toning with light dumbells, and one stretching. Really good workouts, fun, and not painful!

LTMURPHY7 SparkPoints: (80,334)
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2/9/12 6:03 P



I do water aerobics

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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2/9/12 3:50 P

Because of pain in my feet and legs, I stopped going to Curves where I used to go 3x per week. After doing nothing all of November and December, I signed up at the YMCA (with my silver fitness money that I get from my insurance). Now I have been swimming every day for 35 minutes. I am not speedy in the water, but I do the breast stroke at my pace. I have been doing this since the beginning of January and I feel a whole lot better. I get up at six and am in the pool by 6:30. Believe me, I think twice before I eat anything and I never eat between meals since joining SP because I found that I did not have enough calories left for supper!!! It all helps me.

Edited by: RIET69 at: 2/9/2012 (15:50)
GABBYROSE Posts: 505
2/9/12 1:49 P

If you are OK to walk, try walking regular and not on a treadmill. Walking in water is also awesome.

FIT-HEALTHY1 Posts: 551
2/9/12 1:18 P

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I have been walking on a treadmill, just didn't know what else I could do. Plan to get my bike out soon!

FIT-HEALTHY1 Posts: 551
2/9/12 1:16 P

Thanks BuffedStuff and WOW you are doing great!

Edited by: FIT-HEALTHY1 at: 2/9/2012 (13:17)
FRAN0426 Posts: 15,946
2/8/12 11:28 P

Have you tried walking in a pool?

LOOSEINGIT Posts: 4,076
2/8/12 8:53 P

I don't have any problems with my back, and my Dr. told me to keep doing what I'm doing.
Walking, gardening, raking, elliptical, weights, jog, golf

LTMURPHY7 SparkPoints: (80,334)
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2/8/12 8:18 P



I do water aerobics & love it

BUFFEDSTUFF-- Posts: 2,520
2/8/12 6:52 P

It all depends upon your capabilities, doctors permission and body assessment. You want to do whatever is safe dealing with your particular situation. Giving a general answer would not be wise. I hope you find a exercise program that will address your situation, well wishes emoticon

FIT-HEALTHY1 Posts: 551
2/8/12 11:29 A

What are some of the types of exercise you all do that are age specific or helpful and not too hard for someone over 50?

I have back problems.

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