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1/6/12 1:12 P

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Have you tried "Chair Dancing" or "Chair Aerobics"? I've had a lot of ankle and foot problems, so until I get some more weight off, the doctor wants me to either recumbent bike or other exercises where there isnt' risk of me turning on the ankles. I did "Chair Boxing" yesterday and I was definitely breathing hard.

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1/4/12 9:36 P

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Thanks for all the recommendations! I am looking into a gym membership so that I can have easy access to an indoor pool. I will also look up some belly dancing!

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1/4/12 12:04 A

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Swimming is another great low impact exercise if you have access to an indoor pool this winter. Have you tried a hoola hoop? I used to do that with the Wii then bought a real one...it's quite a workout plus I can watch TV while I do it. Alot of aerobics DVDs offer modifications or the "light side" which doesn't involve a lot of jumping around but still offers a good workout.

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1/3/12 8:26 P

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Ouch! Bodyweight squats might help to strengthen that hip!

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1/3/12 8:09 P

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Yay!! Belly dance is great to get those joints lubricated and keeps them flexible!! You could also check out YouTube for belly dance moves...I think small (and slow) hip circles would be a great place to start. Shimmies (slow to start) would be great, too!!! I would do hip drops and twists until you're a bit stronger!

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1/3/12 7:57 P

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You will learn to modify your movements with having a hip replacement!

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1/3/12 7:38 P

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Hadn't thought of belly dancing! Just had my hip replaced in October, so far Dr approved biking, eliptical, walking, and hiking. Nothing high impact. Doing alot of the strengthening exercises, but not supposed to cross legs or anything that the body would be at 90 degrees. Where exercises do a move that I'm either not supposed to do, or I'm uncertain about, I just repeat a move that I can do or just move. I figure any kind of movement is better than none.

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1/3/12 7:22 P

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I've been wanting to learn belly dancing for a long time. I did find a dvd at Walmart, but haven't tried it yet. I wish I could take a class in person, but they are always in the evenings and I work in the evening. I miss out on a lot because of my hours. I will have to get my dvd out in the morning and work it!!!

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1/3/12 7:05 P

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Belly dance!! I used to be a belly dance instructor and had people tell me how it helped with their hip and other joint issues. It's low impact and you work your way up to the full motions...Rania has great DVDs as well Dolphina and The Belly Twins....

If you have a good teacher in your area that's the best b/c they can give you that one on one attention!!!

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1/3/12 6:49 P

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I had a hip replacement 4.5 yrs ago and I find walking is the best exercise. I also would recommend strength training exercises for the hips and legs. I started to ride a bike and found my hip muscles strenthened quite a bit with that, so I would think your elliptical would help. Good luck!

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1/3/12 6:45 P

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I have been struggling with hip bursitis in both hips for a while. I am working on strengthening the muscles around it and making sure not to stress it out too much, but I'm afraid that working out 5 days a week could be just too much.

Yesterday I did elliptical and today I took a walk.

Are there any ideas for low-impact cardio? Any others with joint problems out there that have some recommendations for me? Even walking can cause the pain to flare up sometimes.

Thanks!


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