Exercising with a Handicap

newbie51
By newbie51 Latest Reply 2013-05-02 22:53:20 -0500
Started 2010-08-22 02:03:01 -0500

I have a prosthetic leg and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can get my exercising in to help with lower blood sugars and losing weight. Any help would be appreciated!!
Judith


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newbie51
newbie51 2013-05-02 22:53:20 -0500 Report

I haven't progressed very far with my exercising. I have had a lot to deal with since starting this discussion. I am lucky to be here today. I still need lots of encouragement to get motivated on exercising. I have gained quite a bit of weight within the past month. Thank you all for the help, advice aqnd encouragement I have received 3 years ago.

Harlen
Harlen 2010-08-22 09:59:20 -0500 Report

What ever you do take it slowly and dont over do it work up I started with a bumb bell a small one and just played with it as I watched TV ,sat at the computer and taking short walks every day even in the rian.The short walks now are long walks and I love them.
Best wishes Judith
Harlen

newbie51
newbie51 2010-08-31 08:08:12 -0500 Report

I have a few music channels on my tv and when I am in the mood I turn them on and dance a little and move a bit. Thanks for your advice.
Judith

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-08-22 07:45:57 -0500 Report

The main thing that I can tell you is that any exercise is better than no exercise. Besides toning exercise will help you burn calories. It's not so much what you can't do but what you can do… walking, vacuuming/housekeeping, stretching, or whatever you can in moderation will only help. Are you okay with water aerobics? … You are not expected to run a marathon but do what you can to achieve all of your mind and body goals and aspirations. I don't believe in handicaps as obstacles because there are some pretty amazing stories out there of people who tend to do the impossible. My prayer is that you become one of them!!!

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