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3/17/14 1:01 P


Talk to your doctor to confirm that it's okay to exercise first. A person should try to talk to their doctor before starting an exercise program if they have a medical issue that makes exercise difficult.

When you talk to your doctor, ask if it's okay to do seated exercises. If you find it difficult to stand for long periods of time, then sit in a chair and do upper body exercises. Coach Nicole has a 10-15 minute chair routine posted in the fitness section. That would be something you could do to get you started. Many members started with chair routines.

But, talk to your doctor first. It's always best to err on the side of caution.

CAROLINAGIRL69 SparkPoints: (61,830)
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3/17/14 10:33 A

Talk to your Dr. (before you try anything) and ask about water aerobics. Hope you find something that works for you.



Never let success go to your head, and never let failure go to your heart.

Make time, or make excuses. The choice is yours.

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 58,603
3/17/14 7:18 A


Because of your medical condition, it would not be safe for us to speculate about what kind of exercises you can do. I would recommend talking to your doctor about what exercises are safe and what you should avoid. They might even be able to refer you to see a physical therapist who can design a set of exercises specific to your needs.

Good luck!

Coach Jen

"You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down." Mary Pickford

"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
MARYANGELA59 SparkPoints: (87)
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3/17/14 7:12 A

I want to exercise but what is a good exercise i can do if i have bad back problems
I have deteriorating facet joint and sometimes its even hard to walk more or less get up
but i do have good days also
I know there something out there i can do
If you know of any good exercise PLEASE let me know

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