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ANDREAGZZ145's Photo ANDREAGZZ145 Posts: 1,144
3/7/18 2:47 P

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Hi, I took care of my brother for over 11 years and he is disabled in a wheelchair with only the use of one arm. The other arm and both legs are atrophied and need to be exercised to prevent even worse mobility. I got a resistance tubes both long and short and he works out with them. I think I found the workouts on Livestrong a long time ago. Resistance bands let you strength train without having to lift heavy weights.

Also, I was recently laid up suffering with debilitating pain (arthritis both hips and low back) and found a program on PBS called "Forever Painless". Then found the other program/book "Aging Backwards" by the same author Miranda Esmond White. Her exercises are basically slow movements and geared to keep range-of-motion and strength as you get older. There were women on that show in their 90s who are in better shape than I am. I have been using these to rehabilitate for a couple of months and am in much less pain. You may not be able to do everything she shows but doing anything is better than nothing. I wish you the best.

I'm not there yet, but I'm closer than I was yersterday.


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3/2/18 12:25 P

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I think there's a lot of Isometric exercises that would be doable. You tighten and hold and then release. Here's some ideas.

greatist.com/move/isometric-exercises

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3/2/18 7:08 A

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You could try; Upper Body Flexibility Exercises

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3/2/18 6:57 A

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you can overcome any physical limitations and find enjoyable ways to get active and improve your health and well being

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3/2/18 6:05 A

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DO make sure you get medical clearance for exercise if you haven't already. An additional idea is to check your local gyms and community centers to see if they offer Silver Sneakers or Silver and Fit classes. they are typically geared to older people who may have similar limitations to you but many gyms may allow you as to join for a small drop in class fee.

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3/2/18 4:08 A

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Spark's Limited Mobility Lifestyle Center has a range of exercise ideas:
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/limited-mobil
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The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.


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3/2/18 2:37 A

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Are there any specific exercises that i can do as a disabled person i cant lift weights over 5lbs, cant run or stair climb, cant walk distances. I cant do pushups, yoga pilates etc. i really want to find something fun to stay active but its been so hard HELP???



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