Glad to hear that folks are making this lifestyle work, even with challenges.
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
I find myself preaching about exercising in the water. I hope you can find a pool near you and even better classes done in the pool. I have fibromyalgia and knee problems and now a shoulder problem. First the water hides my body! And getting hot is not a problem. And the water is great fun! See... I am preaching again. Can't stop. Chris
GOAL: Reduce A1C,BP,tryglicerides,and weight. HOW? By not eating added sugar, using Omega3s, base meals on veggies, water aerobics at least 3X week and using NuStep when I can't get to the pool.
Water exercise is great cardio for people who are injured. It is zero gravity and low impact. It also adds resistance at the same time, so it is also a strength training exercise. There are tons of exercise equipment for use in the water and games too. Infinite possibilities.
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What a great idea! I was using weights for quite a while. I love weight lifting - makes me feel strong and empowered. Unfortunately due to back issues, my doctor said no more heavy weights -so instead I use lighter weights with more repetitions and compound movements. I agree with you - where there is a will, there is definitely a way. You just have to look and find it. Thanks this post!
Can't use your legs? Use your arms! I got a wonderful arm bike that I use called the Magnetrainer. There is a picture of me using it in my photo gallery. I've lost 230 pounds to date- over a 7 year period just using SparkPeople and exercise. I;m disabled, so I have to find ways to get in exercise that don't involve my legs. Herniated disks, degenerative joint disease, pinched nerve bundles, knee replacements, fibromyalgia, clinical major depression and the list does go on. But the trick is to find what you CAN do and do it for as long as you CAN, even if its just a few minutes. Then do a few more minutes again later in the day. It really adds up. If you don;t believe me, see my page.
List any ideas you have for gentle exercises for people with pain issues here,
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