I def. agree with all the bike comments, but also what helped for me was alternating one day yoga, one day bike, one day yoga, etc. etc.
Yoga was not only a HUGE stress relief for me, but I could feel my muscles getting stronger which in turn helped me with the biking.I am not the most flexible so I do modify the poses a bit for me and use some items for support, but I figure as long as I am stretching what they want me to stretch it still counts.
Hope this helps!
Need some motivation? Check out TEAM MOTIVATORS! Co-leader for TEAM MOTIVATORS!
Co-leader for the Stay at Home Mom teams. We know you're busy, but Stay at Home Moms need love too.
Need support with secondary infertility- we have a Spark team for that. "Secondary Infertility" now available under Sparkteam searches!
Hey there: I agree with the recumbent bike - that is a great idea! When I started my SP journey, I was having a hard time walking due to severe foot pain (plantar issues), a bad hip (not a replacement though), frozen shoulder, high blood pressure, etc. I started going to Curves. They had to really adjust the workout for me since there were quit a few machines I couldn't use due to my limited mobility but over time (about 1 year) I was able to add in a few more machines and such.
i think it is great that you are back and welcome! There are some great sitting exercises on this site for people with mobility issues. I haven't personally looked into them but have read various posts of others who have and they all have great things to say about the chair exercises.
So great that are you back at it!
current weight: 226.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,056) Posts: 162 11/29/12 9:21 A
Hi Freida and welcome back to SP. I did the same thing, joined, dropped off and I've been back again (and successful!) since July 26, 2012. I use SP mainly to track my weight and document my food intake each day. It's only been in the last few months that I've started posting/responding.
I've been so heavy that any kind of exercise has been difficult for me. Add to that a hip replacement and bad feet and even simplly walking becomes a painful prospect.
I finally purchased a recumbent bike. I don't know if this is a good idea for you, but one of the advantages to it is that it has a chair-like sear (not a bike seat), so perhaps your back could tolerate it.
My niece is a licensed athletic trainer and told me just today that she recommends recumbent bikes to her clients who are just starting out after being too sedentary for a long time (like me!). I appreciated that I'd "accidently" gotten the right piece of equipment. LOL
Good luck on your journey to good health! I look forward to hearing from you!
Hi, my name is Freida and I am 63. I have just started my journey for the second time, with SP. I love SP for the teamwork, but mostly I don't feel like I am all alone. Thank you all for that. What my problem is, is that I want to start exercising but the pain in my spine makes it difficult. I know I can do it when I get started, I just need that little push, and maybe an exercise to ease into it? Does that make sense?
Edited by: FREIDASTUPKA at: 11/29/2012 (08:53)
"Nothing tastes as good, as being thin feels." Weight Watchers
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.