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Old 05-21-2013, 17:41   #1
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Walks were great when I could go for walks

I have had one knee replace and the other one is giving out.

Any suggestions on what to do

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Exercise is good for us and often helps lower blood sugar, but some of us are in the same boat as you and find it difficult or impossible to exercise. In those cases, we are still able to control our blood sugar with diet alone.

Sitting in a chair and exercising with weights might be worth a try.

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I would also go for the chair exercises. There's many online guides of different things you can do, which wouldn't stress the knees.

My brother in law was recently in a nursing home for a while, recovering from brain cancer. My mother in law went to see him every day. During one of those days, she wheeled him down to the meeting room where they were having an exercise session, which were all chair exercises. To encourage my brother in law to participate, she also did the exercises. She said it was one of the most vigorous workouts she'd ever participated in, even though she was sitting the entire time.


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If you have access to a pool swimming or water exercises are great. You can also do weight training that don't involve your legs, you can do sit-ups.

Here are other tips;

Exercises for People with Bad Knees

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To maintain your muscle speed dance in your chair to this .

I can move twice as fast when syncing to this!

Buddy Holly - Rave On (Digital Remaster)


PS: I chair danced to this twice and nearly wore myself out!

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Originally Posted by kbrewer1954 View Post
Walks were great when I could go for walks

I have had one knee replace and the other one is giving out.

Any suggestions on what to do
I'd recommend resistance bands and just avoid leg exercises. If you just want general conditioning kind of stuff the pool and swimming are great recommendations. Even just walking in a lap pool will take a lot of the impact off your knees. Swimming even more so, because kicking really isn't necessary. I'd recommend a coach though to learn how to swim, because splashing around in the pool doesn't quite do it. I thought I knew how to swim, I've been doing it recently and have realized that I haven't been swimming all my life, I've been panicking in shallow water. Once you start getting the hang of it and some technique, it really starts to become a very good workout.

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