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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 27,692
3/25/18 5:28 P

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"How do you cope with health problems and get fit at the same time?"
You do what you can when you can.
At least, that is what I do!

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3/25/18 4:21 P

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I graduated from high school in 1955. I was born in 1937!



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LITTLE_OLD_LADY Posts: 1
3/22/18 11:18 P

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I was born in 1955 ... I'm new here :) I recently lost around 20 pounds, and then gained 5 pounds back :( However, I need to start losing again, I have another 25ish pounds to go. I wish I could wave a magic wand and make the weight disappear lol.

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3/14/18 12:49 P

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No, that is the year I graduated from high school. I am 80 years young!



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3/3/18 9:46 A

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I agree with NITEMAN. All you can do is all you can do. Weight loss is 80% what/ how much we eat, and only 20% exercise. Exercise is important for good health, but if we don't get a handle on the eating, we won't lose weight.

One of the simplest things-- although, admittedly, not necessarily easy-- to do, is to cut out sugary things (cake, cookies, candy, soda) and junk food (chips, cheetos, etc). The bonus is that when we don't buy those things, it frees up money in the budget for healthier choices.

I'm assuming your doctors have given you some guidelines about your diet and also exercise you can do. What helped me most, was to stop focusing on what I can't do, and instead focus on what I CAN. Maybe you can't (for example) run or bike, but you CAN do chair exercises. There are a lot of videos here on Spark and on youtube, for chair exercises. If they do something during the video that you can't, just repeat a move that you can, and rejoin them when they move on to something else. For example, I do some videos where the leader does jumping jacks. I can't do those, so I just march with high knees til she moves on to something else.

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2/27/18 11:22 P

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All you can do is all you can do. Work on the nutrition first and foremost and do whatever exercise you can. Controlling what you eat is the key to controlling many diseases, but especially those directly related to your a1c and your body weight. I guess you don't need me to tell you that, but that is where your efforts need to be concentrated. I will tell you from first-hand experience that diet and exercise can control a1c percentages. So listen to your doc, control your sodium intake, control your calorie intake and follow all the instructions given you. It works. Best of luck to you!

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2/23/18 10:47 P

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I was born Nov. 10, 1955. I have several health problems including COPD, osteoarthritis, osteopenia, degenerative disc disease, and I was recently diagnosed with Stage 3b Chronic Kidney Disease. It's hard to eat right with my CKD and to exercise with my health problems. How do you cope with health problems and get fit at the same time?

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