to the team! You've got some good ideas here but I just wanted to let you know that I have the same problem as you for getting up and down to the floor. I have some things that have helped me with this and they are:
☛ I have a stability ball that I use on a round plastic laundry tub to raise it higher so that it doesn't hurt my knees as much to use.
☛ I have a Yoga DVD I have called Smart Start Yoga with Rodney Yee that has poses you can do standing and poses you can do sitting on a chair.
☛ I have a DVD called Tai Chi for Arthritis with Dr. Paul Lam
☛ I went to physiotherapy for my knees and they gave me a bunch of exercises to strengthen my knees.
All of these things have helped me increase my mobility. These days I'm doing kickboxing a few times a week and strength training and walking or hiking. I can even do hills sometimes. I've lost around 30 pounds since I was diagnosed in 2004, most of that in the last 3 years.
Good luck. I know
Joanna from Dundas, Ontario
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