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CARRIE_BETH SparkPoints: (5,035)
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1/26/13 12:41 P

Prayer sent out to you that your cough will be completely gone very soon! I have arthritis in my neck and knee, so I know how hard it is to find exercises that you can do....you have probably heard this before, but I find walking is one thing that gets my heart rate up without hurting my knees. Also the individual trampoline, I used this after my pregnancy, 30 years ago, because I could do it in my living room any time of day or night. Good luck and God Bless.

BERTA6978 SparkPoints: (39,875)
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1/26/13 9:44 A

I don't know whether or not you have access to a pool, but water activities could benefit you. I have emphysema and arthritis and water aerobics, together with the warm, moist air have benefitted me in lots of ways. There are many folks at my fitness center who have fibromyalgia and other joint problems.

EDITOR891 SparkPoints: (3,009)
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1/23/13 12:23 P

Thank you so much for your kind words. I had lost 55 pounds a few years ago when I could exercise a lot more. I felt better, I could stop taking oral meds for diabetes and I liked myself a lot better. You have helped me just by responding.
Thank you!
Barb

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1/23/13 11:32 A

Just take it really, REALLY slow. We like to tell ourselves that it has to be all or nothing, but 10 minutes, even 5, can be a catalyst to a whole new life if you just believe and commit to it. There are people all over this site who started with 10 minutes and ending up running marathons & more. Very inspiring. I hope you're reading "success stories" on here because they're SO helpful to keep your motivation high. Also there are a WHOLE bunch of workouts you can do on here that are just 10 minutes, many that don't even require any equipment.
Good luck with your weight loss efforts!
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EDITOR891 SparkPoints: (3,009)
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1/22/13 11:38 A

I had a severe asthma attack in December. I was hospitalized for three days and came home on oxygen. I still have a lingering cough and am somewhat short of breath. Today is the first day that I feel like I might be able to do some exercise today.I am going to try to do a walking tape today.

I am interested in some fun ways to exercise. Due to arthritis, I can't kneel or lay on the floor, but I have a "guest room" with a firm mattress and I think I could cheat by using that!

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