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3/30/13 9:25 P

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Yes, I can do chair based exercises, as long as they don't involve bending or twisting my spine. I do have some videos for them and use them at times.

I also did a workout with 3 pound weights today while sitting with my back supported and then later went for an hour walk. Once the weather is warmer, I will spend 2 - 3 hours a day in the pool also.

These are the things I already have on my list, am hoping to find others I might not have though of, in addition to Tai Chi.

Thank you for the response and the suggestion.

Stumblinn

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3/29/13 2:19 A

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Can you do chair based exercises? When I put "chair exercise" in the search box above I got back several links. Maybe some of those exercise routines will be gentle enough.

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3/28/13 9:55 P

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I am a 55 year old female. I just joined the "Living with Osteoporosis" team as my severe and incurable (due to osteogenesis imperfecta) osteoporosis has a major impact on my ability to exercise. Due to both of my hips being at a very high risk of fracture (per bone density scans), having already lost over 3 inches from spinal collapse and my tendency to get spontaneous fractures (occur without trauma), I am medically prohibited from doing most exercises commonly prescribed for weight loss and toning.

I am hoping to connect with others with similar restrictions due to severe osteoporosis so that we can share tips and motivate one another. Note that due to neurological issues,I also have balance problems and can pass out unexpectedly.

I can walk and do so whenever I am in shape (not at high risk of passing out, etc.). I can also swim and do so in the warm weather (outdoor pool). I am trying to motivate myself to use Tai Chi DVDs regularly also. (note that I cannot drive so don't have access to fitness classes.)

If there is a rock in our path, we can chose to stumble over it or use it as a stepping stone to something better.


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