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BARBANNA SparkPoints: (108,158)
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3/2/14 6:23 P

Low impact such as the elliptical, exercise bike, lite resistance such as resistance bands and stability ball exercises, walking, swimming, low weight dumb bells and stretching.

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MOMMELL SparkPoints: (930)
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3/2/14 6:19 P

Thanks, Jen. My Doctor is thrilled and simply says "Do what you are able to do." I guess that's about the best advice.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 59,003
3/2/14 6:14 P

Hello

You'll want to talk to your doctor before starting any exercise program to see what they recommend. You might see if seated workouts like those found here would be options for you:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/limited-mobil
ity.asp


Another option could be water exercise, which is a great activity that would not put any pressure on your ankles.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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"No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everybody on the couch."
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3/2/14 6:04 P

I have moderate to severe COPD and arthritis in both ankles. I know how important it is to exercise, but feel limited in my ability. Any exercise/fitness suggestions would sure be appreciated.

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