Implementing An Exercise Routine

@simone10 (54189)
Louisville, Kentucky
September 8, 2016 6:17am CST
I have been thinking for a while that I need to do some kind of exercise every day since I can't walk a lot like I did last year. I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and neuropathy of the feet which kind of limits me right now on what I can do. Doing things around the house isn't going to cut it for exercise. I have thought of doing Yoga. I kind of browsed through videos on youtube and found some for beginner seniors. I haven't watched the videos yet but I did save them so that I can go back to them easily. There are also videos for chair aerobics and I have done that in the past. Believe it or not, it's a good little workout. I will probably implement that in my exercise program as well. Has anyone here ever done Yoga? I know there are a lot of positions I may not be able to do but other than that, is it pretty easy to do? I hoping the beginner seniors will be something that is a little easier. I"m going to look at the video today.
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@LadyDuck (460454)
• Switzerland
8 Sep 16
My husband did Yoga, I never did, nor I ever did aerobics. I walk, I use a bike and I go up and down from our flight of stairs.
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@LadyDuck (460454)
• Switzerland
10 Sep 16
@simone10 You are right, I cannot count how many times I go up and down those stairs every single day.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
You don't need to do yoga or aerobics because you get enough exercise without it...lol.
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@JudyEv (326776)
• Rockingham, Australia
10 Sep 16
@LadyDuck We haven't stayed in a two- or three-storey house very often but when we have, it always seems that whatever you want is on the floor where you are not!
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@JudyEv (326776)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 16
Gosh, you do have a few limitations don't you? I think yoga would be good particularly if it is geared for elderly people. I should really be doing something to try to keep myself supple. I'm not big into exercise I'm afraid.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
I still haven't looked at the video yet but will probably get around to it this weekend. I hope it is something I can do.
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
11 Sep 16
I've heard of people having great success with Yoga. Myself, I thought Tai-chi was perfect for seniors but.. I think it depends on what a person likes.
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
12 Sep 16
@simone10 while in tai-chi class a person that had an injury told me yoga was too difficult but I think they preferred it over our class. I need to start it up again but it will be alone which is sometimes a drag. The gentle slow movements do help condition my muscles without damage.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep 16
Yes, what a person likes and how in or out of shape they are. I am very out of shape so whatever I decided to do, I have to start out very slow.
@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
13 Sep 16
@Bluedoll I'm sure there are some positions that I can do, even if I can't hold those positions for a long time. I'm going to give it a try this week.
@BelleStarr (61047)
• United States
8 Sep 16
I think it can be very good for you. My friend, who is a yoga instructor, gave us one private class. It is not for us we decided. I love the exercise we do at the senior center which uses stretchy bands and light weights as well as tennis balls. It is a combination of light strength training and balance moves and it really helps. We do some of it in a chair. If you find a senior center, they probably offer exercise classes as well. Ours does have senior yoga classes.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
I'm not sure if it will be for me either but I may give it a try to see.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Sep 16
Good luck with the yoga - I've never tried it. I should do more exercise too, but I only do walking and gardening.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
Walking and gardening are a good source of exercise.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 16
@simone10 Yes, but I don't do enough. And I don't do any gardening at all in the winter.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
@jaboUK I know what you mean. I really need to get a treadmill and an exercise bike so that I will be inside if it is too hot or cold to go out.
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• Angeles City, Philippines
8 Sep 16
I am doing facial exercise to loose fats on my face. I have slimmer bod but my face doesn't say so. I also do general exercise. To remain healthy/fit is the reason why. Do you have guys some suggestions on how to solve this big problem of mine?
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
@Cjairah04 I have heard of facial exercises before but I didn't know if they really worked. How long have you been doing them?
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@bacon147 (425)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
What type of facial exercise? I've heard about it, but quickly found out that it was just a troll.
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• Angeles City, Philippines
8 Sep 16
@bacon147 what do you mean type? I just know that it is for loosing face fats.
@salonga (27775)
• Philippines
9 Sep 16
Yes better search for a video that can help you.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
I have found several and will look into them some time today.
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@epiffanie (11326)
• Australia
9 Sep 16
I've done yoga. but mostly only in my mind .. Everything happens inside my mind lately ..
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@epiffanie (11326)
• Australia
11 Sep 16
@simone10 Yes, it more relaxing ..
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep 16
@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
I like that....exercising only in my mind. I think I do a lot of that too.
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• United States
8 Sep 16
visit with yer doc 'bout that yoga 'fore ya start, hon. some conditions don't do well with such'n ya doin' via video mightn't be such a grand idea?? jest my 2 cents. yepperz, those chair aerobics can sure get'cher blood pumpin' 's well's remind'ja 'f lil muscles that'cha fergot'cha 'd :)
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
I do have a doctor's appointment next month so I will ask then. Yes, chair aerobics can get your blood pumping. As for those muscles, I really need to work the ones I forget about...lol.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep 16
@crazyhorseladycx I know what you mean. That has happened to me before too. I will definitely take it slow with whatever exercise I decide to do.
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• United States
11 Sep 16
@simone10 :) i dunno, i worked some'f mine 'bout 3 days 'go'n they're still tellin' me such t'werent' a good idea, lol. so i'd take't slow, hon.
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@ria1606roy (2797)
• Kolkata, India
8 Sep 16
Beginning of Yoga is easy. Then you have to flex and hold the respective positions of the different 'asanas' and the main trick is completely focusing on what you're doing. It is as important to keep your body fit as your mind and concentration. Yoga might help alleviate some of the physical restrictions if done regularly and properly in a graded manner. Too much at once is harmful.
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@Bluedoll (16774)
• Canada
12 Sep 16
he is absolutely right whatever you do is no pressure
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
I hope it does help with my medical issues. I know I will have to take it slow and easy at first. I might not be able to hold positions like someone younger might but I will do what I can.
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• Kolkata, India
11 Sep 16
@simone10 there's no pressure do as much as your body allows. Your fitness will only increase after that.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
17 Sep 16
I used to go to the gym all the time, but tried yoga on my own. I prefer to walk, swim, and ride my bike.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
18 Sep 16
I wish I could be that active but I can't right now. That's why I'm trying to find something that I can do at home.
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@JESSY3236 (19056)
• United States
13 Sep 16
Yes, yoga is pretty easy. There is such as a thing as chair yoga too.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Sep 16
Oh, really? I didn't know that. I'm going to have to check it out. I knew about chair aerobics but not chair yoga.
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@HazySue (39264)
• Gouverneur, New York
8 Sep 16
@simone10 I think yoga would be a great exercise for you. Start slow.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
Thanks! I'm going to watch the video first and see if I can do the positions.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep 16
@HazySue Thank you!
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@HazySue (39264)
• Gouverneur, New York
11 Sep 16
@simone10 you will be able to work your way into those positions if you start slow. Good luck
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• Cleveland, Ohio
8 Sep 16
I do yoga about 3 times a week ( in the comfort of my home ) There's so many different positions that seriously anyone can do atleast 5 of them lol I think you should go for it. It may even help to start walking a little more. I know for me yoga makes me feel better. I hope it does the same for you(:
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
Thanks! Are some of the positions easier than others? I am going to have to start out slow and like you said, I hope it helps me to be able to walk more.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
12 Sep 16
@Dionnaemaree I am writing these down so I can give them a try. Thanks!
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• Cleveland, Ohio
11 Sep 16
@simone10 yes , there's the mountain pose, the warrior , the tree pose , triangle pose , the twisted seat pose and the children's pose ! these should have you feeling good !! (:
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@scheng1 (24650)
• Singapore
8 Sep 16
Why don't you just try out the hand-swinging exercise? It is not as easy as just standing there, and swing your hands. You have to bend your knee a bit for every 5 swings. I have tried it for a few minutes, and I feel tired already. I have not tried for the full 30 minutes as recommended.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
Thanks for the link. I will look into it.
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
8 Sep 16
No, never done Yoga, not my kind of exercise at all.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
I've never done it so I thought it might be fun to try.
@amnabas (13742)
• Karachi, Pakistan
8 Sep 16
I hope you can carry out what ever you desire to be.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
Thank you so much! That is very kind of you to say.
@sol_cee (38222)
• Philippines
8 Sep 16
Cute toads!
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
They are cute, aren't they?
@BettyB (4117)
• Summerville, South Carolina
8 Sep 16
I tried yoga but had trouble getting up off the floor. I walk and I swim. I'd like to do more but at least I'm doing that much. Good luck setting up a routine. It will make a difference.
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
10 Sep 16
That will probably be my problem too, getting up off the floor.
@bacon147 (425)
• South Africa
8 Sep 16
Some of the positions can be hard to hold if you're not used to it. When you get used to the position it will get easier.Always start with the basics. Good luck! :)
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@simone10 (54189)
• Louisville, Kentucky
11 Sep 16
If I do start yoga, I may not be able to hold positions that long but at least I am trying and maybe eventually I will get better.