I had my heart attack in 2007. I also had a weight problem to get under control. As part of the rehab, the medical staff had me walking a treadmill and riding a stationary bike. The downside to the treadmill was that it really aggravated my old high school knee injuries. The bike however did not. To make a long story short, my wife picked me up an old mountain bike at a garage sale, which I started riding around the neighborhood. In the beginning it was hell. I did a 2 mile ride and was pretty sure I was going to die that night. When I didn't, I did the same ride the next day, and it wasn't so bad.
I celebrated the 6 month mark after my heart attack by riding 50 miles on that bike. What I found is that cycling is great aerobic exercise. And, because it's non-impact (You never lock your knees if the bike is set up right.), it will not aggravate those bad knees. And, the best part of it is this: Even though you're getting a great workout, you're riding a bike. It doesn't seem like exercise.
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2011 Goal 2000 Miles
Road 0 Miles
Stationary 118 Miles
Miles to go 1888
| Pounds lost: 41.0