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9/15/16 2:31 P

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There is always a tendency to WANT to sit..in the recliner.. and veg out..
Too Late - can't do it now..Gotta get up and get moving any way you can.
Sitting chair exercises are great. Anything that will keep the circulation going and the mind active. Have you read "Cholesterol Down"...excellent read.



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9/15/16 10:53 A

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Hi! The thing is, at our age we have to work at it a little every day but not overdo it. Flexibility is big thing to lose and having the joints get painful makes that worse. Chair exercise like Sit and Be Fit are a good alternative, water aerobics is better. But no matter what we do we have to tailor it to our abilities and needs, only doing what we can right now. If we do that and stick with it we can slowly increase our strength and flexibility. So flex those muscles whenever you can.

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9/14/16 9:43 P

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9/14/16 8:12 P

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have you tried few chair exercises or try pool exercise?

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9/14/16 7:31 P

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Hi - I've been a member of SparkPeople for a number of years but it has intimidated me and I simply ignored it for years. I was 276 and went down to 249 - that was last summer - slowly I've gone back up to 286 and I seem to have stuck. I just turned 70 and want to get down 99 pounds by next spring. I have a serious problem exercising because I have a bad knee and my legs swell up to twice their size.
I have one child, a daughter who is 46 and she is married with one child, a daughter, who is 7. I have problems walking and so now use a cane. I worked until I turned 65 and retired when my department was outsourced to AZ. I live in NY up on the Hudson River and absolutely love living in a small village where Main St. literally ends at a park on the edge of the River - we're surrounded by mountains yet I'm only 1-1/4 hrs away from NYC on the train. I love to read and recently moved to a senior townhouse development here in my village. I need support and friends and examples from people my age who have had to fight the hard fight to lose weight and aren't as "flexible" and active as most of these younger one.
Well that's my story, to me its become depressing and so makes me want to vegetate in my recliner and watch the world go by outside my window.

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