I noticed a whole section of resources for people with arthritis.
I go to a Wellness Center 12 miles away. It has an outdoor pool, covered with a bubble and they keep the water at 80. Why I'm telling you this, is they offer a daily hour long class for those suffering with arthritis. I'm not exactly suffering, but my hip makes me aware of it at times. These classes in the water have really helped me tone up, without the impact. AND my hip is better.
The other thing that has helped me was my insurance paid the major portion of LOTS of visit to a chiropractic center. All I had to pay was a $10 copay each visit. For the first month, I saw a physical therapist who printed out exercises designed to help me with my neck, hip, and feet. She had me do them there first, and then sent me home with the papers.
drterlep.reachlocal.com/?scid=2189383&kw=6 019488:21282 This link takes you to simple videos of the exercises the therapist had me do. They are not like aerobics, with lots of movement. She had me hold each for 15 seconds with 3 reps at first, focusing on a different set each time I saw her.
Then the next time, I'd hold for 20 seconds with 3 reps.
I was able to do these, and they enabled me to go on to other exercises such as strength training and walking on the treadmill. I know you don't have a gym available. They just might be the stepping stone to being able to do other work with an exercise ball or stretch bands at home.
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Edited by: BRAVELUTE at: 1/23/2013 (20:55)
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Fitnessblender.com has tons of different workouts, a little something for everybody. They have low impact workouts that you might be interested in.. Good luck :)
I am over an hour away from any kind big stores. Good idea for others. Weather will prevent me from driving. Maybe I haven't found the right videos. I'll check into them. Thanks again to all who answered the shout out for help. I have checked with doctor, said only do what I can- somethings better than nothing.
Edited by: SHAKESALOT at: 1/21/2013 (15:01)
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If you have back and joint issues, you might want to talk to your doctor first and ask them what exercises they could recommend. If your doctor says it's okay to walk, there is a series of DVDs called Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sasone that you could do at home. They are low impact and easy on the joints. You don't have to buy them either. Check your local library. Your local library is not only a great resource for books, you can borrow DVDs too.
If you do find it difficult to stand for long periods, you could try a seated workout. Coach Nicole has a seated aerobics workout you could do at home.
Do you have a mall or big box store nearby? If you do maybe you can go do some laps around one of those.
Do you not like videos or just the ones you have? If you just need something new - check and see if your cable (if you have it) has any On Demand things. Libraries rent them out, too. If you like to walk - have you tried the Walk Away the Pounds videos? I hear great things about it.
Do you have steps in your house? Maybe walk up and down them a few times a day (of course that could be hard on knee joints but you could do one or two flights at a time and then come back and build up to more).
Coach Nicole has free videos on Spark - there may be some that interest you for the short term to get you through these yucky days/weeks.
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Hi all. I walk; but weather is changing quickly. There is no gyms or anything close, I have no choice but to do this at home. Finding videos I have watched are not for me. I have back issues and joint troubles. Help need suggestions & solutions soon!!
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