I am 55 & 3 years ago was diagnosed with pleurisy which led to chronic pneumonia, which led to a total of 4 blood clots in both lungs. I still have all this & because of the pleurisy I have low blood pressure 80/55 & need extra salt daily. I am on blood thinner medication & I was advised 4 weeks a go by the hospital where I got oxygen testing done, oxygen 94% but with 10 minutes of slow walking around the hospital my blood pressure raises 15 points. Told no strenuous exercise, Dr. said before I could do anything, now in 4 weeks I get results from a specialist tests were sent to. Tests were 15 minutes, then technician said 15 minutes rest & use a puffer 3 times they had there. She advised Dr. testing will have to wait, my body can not handle it, must be 15 minutes rest & 15 minutes tests, 3 times 90 minutes total. There are exercise classes at community centers for people over 55. I went to a chair yoga class that is done sitting in a chair or holding the chair from behind the chair, doing exercises,nothing on the floor. This year on June 1, I will be getting some operations done all at the same time and in the hospital 2 days for recovery. The first operation is removing & breaking bones in 1 or 2 hips, hopefully 1 to put in my top & bottom gums for gum & bone grafting, so 1-2 hip operations & a operation for the top of my mouth for skin grafting & bone grafting, then a operation the bottom of my mouth for bone & skin grafting at the same time. I understand it can take a long time for my hip or hips to heal. I have a partial plate & it takes 6 weeks for my mouth to heal, then 6 weeks to make a new one to eat properly. I guess my exercise will lesson & get worse for a while. I am 55 years old.
Edited by: LIN1263 at: 2/11/2018 (04:51)
I am on the summer challenge now. I have pleurisy, 3 types of anemia from Iron,folic acid,other vitamins not working,chronic pneumonia,chronic kidney disease and low blood pressure & blood clots in both lungs for 3 years..I am 55 years old. I had 7 operations recently. I had cervical cancer 6 years ago, no signs last 3 years as well.
Pounds lost: 29.0
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2/9/18 8:01 A
I've recently started a class at the Y, it's called "Enhance" and is geared for seniors, it is a very low impact aerobic, strength and stretching class, using a chair. I have multiple fusions in my back and degenerative disc disease and it has really given me a new found confidence.
Real exercise is difficult since I've had a hip and knee replaced in 2016. I'd love to do yoga but can only do some poses. I walk where ever I can. With a Nor'easter in progress, I walk around and around my house, room to room. Some days I walk at the school with my daughter or go to some local stores. I do use weights and walk around the house lifting them, too. I'll be 75 in a couple months.
current weight: 154.6
Fitness Minutes: (4,271)
2/7/18 6:26 P
My husband is 71 and he will go to the gym and over-do-it and then not go again for several weeks. You just have to use common sense and not go harder than you need to do. I think YOGA is by far the best workout, but then you can do like my husband did and find some young, sexy woman on Youtube who is limber as a pretzel and get your back hurt trying to do what she does. My idea would be to find someone our age and follow them. I've followed IzzyBarish on Youtube for years. He does it all and he's 67. He turned his basement into a gym back in 1979 and has stayed with it.
current weight: 145.0
Fitness Minutes: (48,062)
12,994 4/23/17 1:13 A
To paraphrase Clint Eastwood, you've got to know your limitations. The idea is to build up and not tear down. For me, the seventies mean lighter weights, more stretching, and more low impact exercises. Walking is my friend. It's all about figuring out what works for you. The important thing is to keep going.
Dave A.- South Central PA, USA
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." - Mark Twain
I am in my 60s, and I have learned NOT to exercise too hard. All that does is set you back, and it often results in injury and/or burnout. And that really applies to everyone, at any age!
I push hard enough to keep the joints moving and muscles working... spinning, hiking, gardening, etc.
"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand." ~ Randy Pausch
"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results." ~ Art Turock
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