Thanks for this article! I broke my ankle in January and have been having a hard time not exercising after being on a Spark Exercise kick since last April. I've suffered withdrawal from exercising and at least this gives me something that i can do until I get back in full swing.
Thanks for this article. It is easy on SparkPeople to feel left out of the all the marathon and "runner's high" talk when you have trouble getting across a room! Fitness is still important to me, despite numerous limitations and much pain...and it is good to know how to do it safely. I would suggest a book on this topic, Coach, I have one called Yoga for People with Arthritis and it tells which poses are safe for which specific arthritic problems and how to modfiy them if they aren't. A similar one for the various categories of disability such as the ones you've used in this article for Strength training and cardio would be SUPER useful...and I've never seen anything like that on the public market (excluding PT textbooks!) Thanks again...this article is a keeper!
10/18/2010 3:50:44 PM
It is good to see an article specifically for people with disabilities, especially because many of the medications needed to help people, myself included, actually CAUSE weight gain. To not only have the article but the links that will take us directly to the exercises, etc., is even more helpful and time saving. I know losing 50 pounds in 1 1/2 years does not sound like much to many, but for me it is exciting and empowering. Hope to see more of these kinds of articles considering disabilities are on the rise.
This is a very important article. For me if fits right in wit the over 60 ones. It was discovered I had no cartilege in my right knew, Long story short I had surgery and a therpist had me doing exercices that weren't right and blew out the entire work the surgeon had done. Then I was diagnosed with Asthma that limits the length of time I can do any exercise. It really helps to know there are exercises t help. Thank you so very much!
This is a really good article! I suffer from a genetic problem with my knees. I've been told that within a few more years I will most likely go through a total knee replacement so I have to stay away from high impact or certain weight lifting exercises.
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