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3/8/18 7:34 A

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I love jessica smith youtube videos of walking. And if I am a few hundred steps from my goal, I walk around my house to get them in.

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3/6/18 10:40 A

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yes, my furniture is set up so that I have a path through my kitchen and living room.



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2/26/18 8:18 A

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Yes. My house is not that big but I can still get a good work out.



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2/11/18 9:52 A

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My 'house' is actually a condo. There are loads of steps and ways to run up them to do cardio.

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2/11/18 9:04 A

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I do it sometimes

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2/9/18 6:06 P

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Yes when it's cold outside

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2/8/18 9:44 P

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You got that right ! And rollators (walkers on wheels) don' t go through 6 inch deep snow!




























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2/8/18 7:47 P

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I walk indoors all the time. It's too darn cold right now to walk outside.

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2/3/18 8:45 A

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Given your limitations as you described them, I think you're doing great! I agree with the comments about being intentional to keep track. I do wear an inexpensive tracker on my belt all day, but I think it's better to keep track of time. If you can do 10 or 15 minutes at a time it will really add up. Best of luck!
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2/3/18 7:53 A

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When it is cold and I am busy, I always get in 30 minutes each morning. I have a route around the house and I have my Garmin. It helps me get my 10K steps a day.



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2/3/18 6:56 A

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My house is a bit over 1200 square feet and I can get a ton of steps, intentionally or otherwise, too. It's amazing how active you can become once you start trying a bit.

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2/3/18 12:22 A

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My house is not that big but I can easily do 3000-4000 steps just doing normal household chores and simply moving in house more than sitting!

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2/2/18 9:52 P

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I walk back and forth from kitchen to tv room. You would be surprised to know how many steps you can get in.

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2/2/18 8:17 P

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i house walk. i turn the walking mode on, on my wrist tracker.

Please be careful, at the speed an intensity i was going i ended up with an Achilles problem.



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1/18/18 7:51 P

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That sounds like a nice way to get a walk in.

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1/18/18 6:29 P

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instead of a online video, I just put on nature tapes! You know, like walking through Yellowstone or my favorite place, Glacier NP/ I can't do the real thing anymore but it it's nice to walk the trail along with the movies.

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1/18/18 8:47 A

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Mismoose, I agree: I don't want to "just exist" either! Keep up the great work and attitude.

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1/17/18 11:55 P

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Thanks. I'm not ready to give up yet.. not my time. And i'm not going to stop moving and doing until it is my time... because I want to enjoy life while I can.. not just 'exist'. Come spring when I can walk within sliding on the ice, I'll be back walking my 1-3 miles daily and riding my trike! Just have to be creative in winter.

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1/17/18 10:54 P

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Any and all movement is good, so don’t be afraid to pat pat yourself on the back for it!


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1/15/18 10:04 P

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1/15/18 9:14 P

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walking videos are good. there are some free ones online. another advantage is if you start having breathing problems you can go stand by furnature or hold onto a wall to regain balance. several videos are paces so 15 or 20 minutes is approx a mile

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1/15/18 3:04 P

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I have asthma, COPD, and lung cancer so on good days I do very well, on not so good days I do the best I can. Know that every time a weather front comes in, it effects breathing for all COPDers.

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My problem is breathing.. today edema up 5#'s over yesterday and mostly in belly. ( up and down is normal for my chronic lung disease). Today, it's harder to breathe but I've started, got my first two meals in ( no snacks yet), and I' m going to finish exercising with my oxygen today. I may not complete it all today, but tomorrow may be breathing easier.

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1/15/18 2:36 P

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You are welcome, Mizmoose! Hopefully, maintaining a fitness regimen will become easier as your nutrition, which is 80% of healthy living (exercise is 20%) gets straightened out. I agree with Patti (Ladystarwind) that I imagine you could become quite the inspiration!

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1/15/18 2:29 P

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You've got this...and will be an inspiration to many others as they read what you are doing. Way To Go...and Keep Going!!
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1/15/18 12:40 P

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No I did not, thank you. I've always exercised. but as I go down hill, so does my exercise and for past 6 months, my appetite and therefore, nutrition. But I'm not ready to give up yet! I will be adding the seated exercises daily, though I try to do most standing. I also have Richard Simmons' Silver Sneakers video that I use, as well as Tai Chi and Wii Fit .. plus exercises as prescribed for balance and strength by physical therapy. Most importantly though, is to keep walking. If I don't, all the exercise in the world won't keep me on my feet.

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1/15/18 7:41 A

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Mizmoose, I think you have the idea. It sounds like you intentionally walked for those 15 minutes.

As a general rule, a good exercise goal is 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week or 30 minutes 5 days a week. Cardio sessions can be broken into segments as small as 10 minutes as long as you get your heart rate into the work zone (65% to 85% of your maximum). Strength training is also important and you should aim for 2 to 3 sessions a week. I find it easiest to do full body sessions versus trying to squeeze in specific body parts multiple times per week.

Obviously, if you are new to healthy living, you may have to work towards that goal. (And nutrition is more important than exercise but, based on your thread on the Cafe board, I think you are figuring that out.)

Since you do deal with some disability, did you know that SparkPeople has a limited mobility section? It may help you with ideas on how to get more active. Here is a link:

www.sparkpeople.com/resource/limited-mobil
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1/15/18 1:26 A

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the walking in place or deliberately walking around the house for 15 minute as fast as I can without landing on my face. I use pedometer.. put it on when I get up and the object is one more step that I did yesterday ( I'm disabled) and I've been average 5000+ steps. But I wasn't sure how they work this.. am new to this.

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1/14/18 11:43 P

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Other than a pedometer... or "Fitbit" type watch... or meticulous clock watching... Nope!

My question would be: Are you talking about intentionally walking in place like for 30 minutes, or.. is this just your "normal" thing to do. If its normal, why do you care to track it? I just figure that 'normal' activity is just that--part of my Life--and I don't try to keep track of it. I'm just grateful that I can do it, and perhaps give myself a silent "atta girl!" now and again for my self-esteem. I'm certainly not inclined to "eat back" those calories, nor avoid other exercise based on how much I've done going in circles around my home....
If you are walking in place for an extended time...then get out the ol' pedometer or count 30 min of walking at say 2 mph for your tracking.

All movement is great for us though---no doubt about that!! Keep moving, and stay healthy!
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1/14/18 8:58 P

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I know that any walking is better than sitting. I walk more in the house than I sit but I don't know how to figure that unless I use the pedometer. Any ideas how to track and record this movement?

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