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TCANNO SparkPoints: (359,837)
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12/4/12 3:28 A

there is plenty on here to help you

RICU1952 SparkPoints: (0)
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12/4/12 2:23 A

Been excercising with a badly pulled back muscle for the past week. 'Gave me more empathy for those who are always hurt. It's not easy

SHERILIEGH1969 Posts: 329
12/4/12 1:02 A

For me to walk, I have to use the walker, and I do. However, I prefer to do the entire body workout if I can. I've been to the page you are talking about and favourited it. They are the same exercises I came up with for my routine. On Monday I had my housing support worker come and help me unpack and organize some more. I moved on October 1 and am still in the process so of unpacking and organizing, all while my lungs are weak and I am undergoing testing for them. I get sick with Chronic Bronchitis and Pneumonia ever Fall/Winter season from September to at least the New Year. I'm hoping the tests I am going through will help with that. I'm sure you all can understand that when taking anti-biotics and Prednisone, you haven't a strong muscle in your body. :)
I do what I can however. The days I unpack and organize with my worker I pretty much rest the remainder of the day having rushed...literally because I get nervous...around when she comes to help.


BLUBEL1 Posts: 1,003
12/3/12 8:22 A

Here on SP under exercise there is an article about exercise with limited mobility
I walk indoors so the surface is flat and even. My doc told me to walk on even surfaces.
Also seated exercises.

SHERILIEGH1969 Posts: 329
12/3/12 12:58 A

I have mobility issues. Actually, I have 37 medical conditions, but as far as mobility goes:
6 herniated discs
Degenerative Disc Disease
Back Spasms
Plantar Fasciitus

When I did have a family doctor (he had to retire in June 2011 for health issues) I showed him a Total Seated Body workout I came up with to see if he agreed with me doing it. He liked it so much he made copies of it to hand out to other patients with limited mobility. If I am unable to get out and walk (with the use of a walker) I do my seated workout. There is no dvd, I can do it watching TV, listening to music etc., and it DOES get your heart rate going. When I am not sick in winter with lung issues, I do this DAILY except for weekends.
I can walk and do this program I came up with. I don't know about swimming because of the smell of chlorine...I have to wait until I have more lung tests done to see what the specialist says. I've never smoked, drank or did drugs and yet I have bad lungs...a good example of what 2nd hand smoke does to a person.


MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,535
9/12/12 6:25 P

My mom does Chair Aerobics For Everyone w Nicki Glazer

KJBURDEN Posts: 29
9/12/12 6:04 P

I have RA which causes chronic pain. At my local YMCA I'm looking at joining their Silver Sneakers program which is low impact for older adults. I figure I have the body of an 80 year old so I don't see myself running on the treadmill any time soon!

NEPTUNE1939 Posts: 17,917
9/12/12 5:41 P

yes - shoulder operations limit external rotations

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9/12/12 5:31 P

Thank you! I have a stability ball; just need to blow it up a bit more!

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9/12/12 5:05 P

I have limited mobility because of damage done to my hip from cancer, and radiation treatments. Fatigue also makes it's hard to exercise, because I am chronically anemic from my chemo.

I have found stability balls work great for me, and I also use hand held weights.
I do the Sit and Be Fit workouts on PBS, and have a few on DVD also. Jodi Stolove also makes great chair aerobic DVDs that really get your heart pumping.

SPARK_COACH_JEN Posts: 65,900
9/12/12 12:30 P

I'd ask your doctor for suggestions of what exercises are safe and what you should avoid. You can also check out the Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center:

There you'll find good articles as well as seated workout videos that might be an option for you.

Hope that helps,

Coach Jen

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9/12/12 11:34 A

I have neuropathy in my legs and feet which keeps me from walking, and a degenerated hip joint that won't let me swim (if there were a swimming pool nearby). Any ideas on how to exercise (I'm not in a wheelchair or on a scooter). emoticon

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