Saturday, August 31, 2013

When comes to exercise, I enjoy doing activities. For example, I like to hike and swim and bicycle. When it comes to working out at a gym or working out inside, i am less motivated. Osteoarthritis in my knees, forces me to do less and less. I'm looking forward to knee surgery, but I am concerned about the recovery process. I will need to be consistent in my exercise in order to fully recover. Consistency has been a problem for me. I will turn to my Sparkfriends for motivation and support.
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    emoticon Spark Streaks and Fitness Points are Very Motivational!! You can add An Exercise Streak to Your "Other Goals" if you haven't already.
    2844 days ago
    I have osteoarthritis badly in my knees, too. They can't do replacements until I lose 100 lbs. The best exercise is water aerobics, but the chemicals in the pool cause me to have extreme breakouts of eczema. I let it defeat me for a very long time. Lately I've decided to take a different approach. There are a LOT of chair exercise videos...stretching, yoga, aerobics, dancing, zumba...which are VERY good for us. they allow us to burn calories and strengthen ourselves. You can find many of them on YouTube. The chair exercise team has links to them, and others. I like Paul Eugene and the Silver Sneakers videos. Now I'm doing some seated and some standing.

    Don't let it keep you from progress. Some of these routines are fun and can allow you to do more of the activities you DO enjoy.

    I'm only giving ideas here. I don't presume to know what's best for anyone but me, and then not always. But I AM seeing progress from these.

    I wish you well with your replacements...are they scheduled? I know that once you recover from them, you'll feel like you have a new life. At least that's what I've heard.

    My best to you,
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    2844 days ago
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    Great idea -- SparkBuddies are great resources for encouragement, support, and motivation!! Log on, talk to them, and you will find it much easier to stay consistent
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    2844 days ago
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    emoticon just stay focused and do the type of exercising you enjoy so you stay motivated. Once you have your surgery go slow and do what you can until your fully recovered and can resume your regular exercising....

    2844 days ago
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