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Working out while broken


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I have managed to put on 15 pounds in about 5 days--quite shocking, but I know that it's water weight from eating too many salty things in my frustration at getting injured. I've already dropped 6 of those pounds, so I'm not panicking.

For the last two days I have gone to the gym and gotten on the elliptical for 50 minutes. This seems to be helping with the tailbone. My theory is, that particular area doesn't usually get much in the line of blood flow, so it's really slow in healing bruised tissue. But the elliptical moves it more that other activities, and without a lot of jarring impact. So even though it can't speed up healing the bone fracture much, it can help to heal the contused flesh. So I think it's helping.

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DOTTIEJANE1 3/15/2013 7:39PM

    WAY TO GO you got a plan .

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GCHUNG 3/15/2013 8:45AM

    Way to be practical and good plan to address things. Keep sparking.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 3/14/2013 6:31PM

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MSANITAL 3/14/2013 11:16AM

    Sorry about your injury hope you feel better soon and you are so right to use the elip.. because it is ment to be easy on the joints.. and your getting a work out..
have you tried spinning? or would that hurt your injury...
Keep up the good work..


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 3/14/2013 10:37AM

    Very smart to use the elliptical! Good thinking!

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NATPLUMMER 3/14/2013 8:36AM

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NELLJONES 3/14/2013 8:33AM

    Panic doesn't help anything. You are doing the right thing.

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