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SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 60,363
5/29/13 7:04 P

I agree with the previous poster that you'll want to get clearance from your doctor to exercise before starting any kind of routine. The link she provided is a good one. Here's also part 1 of a series of articles you might find helpful:

Hope that helps,

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."
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5/29/13 5:01 P

Sparkpeople has a great Limited Mobility lifestyle center that should help you!

Have you checked with your doctor yet to get clearance and guidance on the kind of exercise safe for you to do?

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5/29/13 4:20 P

I'm morbidly obese and I have mobility issues and I use a powerchair to get around outside. The only thing I can do is aquasize classes. I can't use a stationary bike, walking treadmill or any other typical exercises machines. Since I can't get down or up off the floor (only with assistance) I was hoping to use my bed to do simple leg raises, abdomen strengthening etc. I got on my bed, on all fours and the pain in the knees was horrible. It's discouraging as I really want to improve my overall fitness. I just had to realize the pool is the best place for me now.

If any of you share this similar issue, I would like to hear what forms of exercise works for you or if you had to modify exercises. Thanks

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