I have a herniated disk in my lower back and arthritis has set in. The herniated disk causes problems with my hips and knees. My cardio workout is limited on what my back can handle. The elliptical is the #1 equipment I can do but after 2 years of it I'm getting so bored with it even using the different workout programs on it. I walk and have tried running on the treadmill using various programs but after a week or 2 because of the herniated disk, my hips, knees, and feet hurt. I even do warmup stretches before and after and they don't seem to help. I have tried a couple of classes and with the fast pace moves, my back goes out. I'm in a rut and so bored with the elliptical I'm finding myself losing motivation. Any ideas?
I enjoy the gym so much that I haven't considered trying a new gym. My membership allows me to go to about half a dozen and I might try that.
5/22/2012 7:06:20 AM
This was one of the most useful articles I've read in a while -- or maybe I just needed to hear it today! I know from past experience that I need variety, and this was a well-timed reminder. I am going to try to find a zumba class (been on my To Do list for a month) and incorporate intervals into my lap swimming 3x a week.
4/19/2010 1:27:59 PM
These ideas are easy and obvious...I guess sometimes I just forget that routine gets old and I can easily change it. My tunes will change today.
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