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2/21/13 12:35 A

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Does anyone know how many calories you burn when doing range of motion exercises, or how many steps per day are a reasonable goal for someone with OA in a wheelchair for a long time just starting to walk?

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11/9/12 10:32 P

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I love water aerobics and general strength training for the joints that don't drive me nuts. I am working with a walking group right now, as well.

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9/13/12 2:58 P

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Hey lady,
I have RA too and I do water aerobics regularly, without problem. I can't do yoga on a mat (chair OK) because my joints are super sensitive. I think that being aware of the joints that are most troubled and being respectful of your limitations helps out a lot. Good luck and good job exercising! emoticon

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9/13/12 12:34 P

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I have RA and just started swimming and doing yoga. I have to be super careful in yoga not to put too much (well, really any) pressure on my wrists, so there are a lot of poses I skip or modify. Does anyone know of any other potential "lurking dangers" associated with these activities?

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