How can I lose weight with a disability?

United States
February 18, 2008 10:19pm CST
In three months, I have lost 15 pounds just by eating less meat, less fat, and more vegetables. I am losing about 1.25lbs per week. I would like to lose about 2lbs a week to meet my goal, but I have severe arthritis, and if I exercise for more than 45 minutes (stretching or walking), I really hurt the following day. Can someone give me some pointers on what I could do to lose more weight? There is not a YMCA in town, so swimming is out of the question at the moment. :(
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
9 Mar 08
You might try Tai C. It is a slow and relaxed movements for total self-development. Tai Chi is also a preventative and curative. You can get tapes or CDs that show you how to do it. You shouldn't hurt the next day. When you exercise you are using muscles that you normally don't use and that is why you are sore or hurt.
@deebomb (15323)
• United States
9 Mar 08
Here is a web sit to check it out http://www.columbiataichi.com/index_files/Page369.htm
• United States
19 Feb 08
Hi, I can understand what it is like when you have a health barrier that makes it more difficult to exercise and lose weight. I have one suggestion that I hope will help. You can try breaking up your exercise throughout the day instead of doing it all at once. You can build it up slowly, too, so your body can adapt. Also, try taking a warm bath or shower afterwards, or use a heating pad. I hope my advice is helpful.
• United States
19 Feb 08
Hi desertdarlene, Thanks for the advice.
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• India
26 Feb 08
hey for this i think u should try to drink more and more watre at nmorning. i mean when u get up early in morning after doing brush drink near 3 glases of water and after that eat what ever u want.