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6/9/11 7:29 A

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Baby steps is the way to go. Be sure to let us know if the walking sticks help you take additional steps.

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5/27/11 10:20 P

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In the end, I got a pair of walking sticks so we shall see what I can do. :)

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5/27/11 7:33 P

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i think my enthusiasm for your efforts may have made my reply a little incoherent.

with or without the rollator, your efforts should be applauded. if you can do more with a rollator, why not get one?

again, take the baby steps that you need, with our without the help. either way will do you some good.

Best wishes again.

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5/27/11 9:14 A

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oh, my doctors are all for me getting out for exercise and believe me, what I want so much is to be able to go out and walk a lot. Years ago, I used to walk for hours. It's definitely the best medicine for depression but my stamina is just not there any more. I will take baby steps and see if that will work for me. I guess I try to approach everything as all or nothing. I really need to change my mindset even at this late date. :))))))

Thanks all.

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5/27/11 12:02 A

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Check with your doctor first. Baby steps will slowly increase to small steps, to medium steps and then big steps. Good luck on your journey.

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5/26/11 2:07 P

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I agree with previous post from FISHIE3. There is no need to undertake a huge goal rather break down the goal and accomplish it in parts. These daily small victories are crucial to building up your self-esteem and incorporating movement in your daily activities.

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5/26/11 1:08 P

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YES!

Increasing your activity level is the true goal of this team. Every individual is working from the same goal - to do a little more than they did before. It is always best when we understand where we are starting from, and then be just a little bit better.

With your circumstances, I would suggest that you talk with your physician or have your physician recommend a trainer or someone else who could help you set some goals for your fitness. That way you can make sure you are not doing to much at once. You can improve your fitness without risking injury.

Good luck. We're all doing baby steps together. emoticon

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5/26/11 12:43 P

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Just curious, since I have a hard time walking with the breath and all plus pain in the legs. In the grocery store I can walk longer with a grocery cart. I just wonder if I should invest in a rollator until I can get myself slightly fit.

Or, do you think that the same thing can be achieved with baby steps, doing a bit each day until I can build myself up.

Thanks for any comments.

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