Hi, Kathy/nini here, I believe exercise is very important to all around good health. Sadly most of us are limited to what we can do. I know I cannot do any exercise having to do with laying of the floor, even with a yoga mat. I do my exercise by walking, (public transportation is what I do since I dont drive) and buses dont take you to the front of your home, you have to walk from bus stop to another, so its good cardio.
I have gained about 25 lbs. since I quit smoking, now quitting is great, I have 6 (well almost) months under my belt without a cig. For me, that remarkable. Now the weight gain, I could live without as it puts so much more strain on my lower back and my hips which are rapidly crumbling. I have lost weight before using the Weight Watchers point-plus regimen. It works, my daughter turned me on to it, and she has kept off the weight that she lost. I am sure I could have, but quitting smoking got in the way. I was so tired of being lectured by my grandchildren 10 and 5 about smoking I finally just threw in the towel.
So I walk, do some upper body yoga stuff, clean house, grocery shop and although not a conventional way of exercise, I have to do what works for me without hurting myself more than I already do. As I said cant get on the floor, it just hurts to much, besides, if I get down on the floor, it will take a backhoe to get me back up and I will spare myself that embarassment. Also I play couch football, very invigorating.
Take care all,
degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, neuropathy, lumbar laminectomy july 1998 no help, rechargeable neurostimulator unit low right back w/lead wires to left side and right leg unit not working just sitting there.i am 57 years young in may will turn 58. i have 2 grown daughters, 25 and 29. i have 2 grandchildren, 9 year old grandaughter and 5 yr. old grandson