Being lighter would certainly help me feel better. Its a catch 22. Hard to move. Chlorine pools are not for me either. I have stretchy bands for strength exercises and other age appropriate DVDs. I just have to make myself do it in the morning when I am least flexible. Any suggestions?
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Yoga has really helped me with arthritis. I go to a restorative class, where we use chairs for some of the poses. I can tell from week to week if I'm feeling good, or feeling tired, or to sore on one side, etc. We all do what we can - you see all different levels of flexibility in the class. I feel much more limber afterward. It's helping with balance and posture too.
You can find Arthritis workout routines online aplenty. I have a book called "the Seven Minute Rotator Cuff Cure" that I swear by and a floor routine for my back as well. Don't forget to stretch frequently. As you stated, remember you probably won't be in the Olympics any time soon and take it easy while still getting a good workout regularly. Good luck!
Edited by: NITEMAN3D at: 6/12/2017 (23:57)
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
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6/12/17 1:57 P
I have started back working out in April, and doing cardiovascular to help with weight, for strenth and hitting my arthritis points now the muscle in my right shoulder attempting to strengthen that group, so I am going with listening to my body and remembering I am not 30 yrs old anymore, I have lost about 10 lbs since I started