It all depends on what you can take/tolerate.. I worked with several trainers and exercise physiologists to try and find out which machines I could/couldn't work with and for me, the elliptical was the only one.. because there was no impact (like walking/running) on my knees, and no severe bends (like riding a bike) it was all fluid movement..
I couldn't tolerate weight training, as I can't grasp the barbells/dumbbells most days.. I don't have the strength to hold them tight enough to go through the sets.. :(
What kind of dog do you have Sj?
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Confirmed Diagnosis of - Psoriatic Arthritis/Spondylitis/Graves Disease/GERD/Scoliosis/Hiatal Hernia/Graves Disease of the Eyes/Chronic UTIs/Migraines/Hypertension
Current Meds - Enbrel/Prilosec/Synthroid/Nitrofurantoin/Midrin/HYZAAR/Methotrexate
Past Meds - Inderal/PTU/Prednisone/Voltaren/Feldene/Mobic/Cortisone and Steroid Shots/HCTZ