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4/10/16 6:30 P

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Spark has quite a few chair exercise videos which you can search. YouTube and other sites will have things to check out, too. Your public library will have some of the videos and can get more on interlibrary loan.

This link will take you to the option to join SP's Chair Exercise Team, which has a sticky topic of resources. The members are another good source of info and support (which is not to say that this team isn't!).

Certainly consult your PT or physiatrist before beginning any exercise program. Some exercises will suit your interests and goals, but I'd be masquerading on dangerous territory if I were to let you think that I have any qualifications to guide you.

Edited by: SYLPHINPROGRESS at: 4/10/2016 (18:31)


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4/10/16 5:51 P

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Hi. I feel your pain. I had a complete right knee replacement in Feb. and all I can do are strength exercises for my leg. I can do upper body but no cardio and that means walking. Right now I am in limbo as I wait for my appointment with the Hospital for Special Care. My surgeon sent me there for aquatic physical therapy but it seems I need to be evaluated by their physical therapists to see if I really need it per Medicare. That is not until April 18 and my surgery was Feb. 8. Then they will only pay for 8 sessions.

I hate to say it but all you can do is listen to your doctor unless you want to make things worse. Adjust your calorie range to the exercise that you are doing now. I brought mine down to 1200-1500 so I am still losing weight. I gained some from the surgery, the fluids and the meds and all. Just ride out this rough patch and soon everything will be back to normal. emoticon

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Hi guys. I just want to know what workouts I can do at the gym, to help me lose weight with a bulging disc. I injured my back at work 5 months ago, and have been going to physical therapy. Its not working. The only thing I am told to do are back extension. I have gained 10lbs. I have always been fit and this is frustrating me. My abs are no longer firm. I was told that I cant do crunches or planks. I was told I cant even do the squat machine at the gym because it will strain my back. I'm really not liking what I see in the mirror. This is adding to my depression. My frustration is building by the day. Is there anything that I can do to lose weight and build my strength and muscle back?

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