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New Equipment!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

When I talked with my orthopedist about what kind of exercise I could do without hurting my knee, he recommended an elliptical, cycling and/or swimming. Last Saturday, my son and I found what is hopefully going to help with that. Since I can't afford a pool and don't really have access to one, I was left with the elliptical or cycling. We found (and purchased!) a hybrid elliptical/recumbent bike. I had never heard of one but we saw it at a store at the mall that sells exercise equipment. We talked at length with the guy at store and explained that both of us have bad knees. Unfortunately, my son has had surgery on both of his knees. He recommended that we start off slowly on the recumbent bike and work up to the elliptical. It was delivered this afternoon. I've gotten back on track with my food and now it's time to add the exercise back. So excited!!
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INFLATED 5/24/2013 8:07PM

    They use a recumbent bike at the nursing home where my mother lives for physical therapy for many of the elderly. I think you will like it, just don't overdo. You don't have to do your minutes all at once

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BRAVELUTE 5/23/2013 10:36PM

    Very cool!! Is it electric? or powered by your hands and feet?

I hesitate to buy equipment like that for my home, since I hate the noise of the treadmills at the Gym. If it were manual, that would eliminate the sound of the motor.

Let us know how it works for your knees!!

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