Hi, my name is Alberta. I have been trying to increase my level of activity to lose weight more efficiently, in addition to dieting. My problem is that I have had three back surgeries and am now in need of a shoulder replacement for my left arm. Obviously, I don't want to cause myself any more injury. What kind of exercises can I do that will help to strengthen me and improve my balance. In the last year I have had two bad falls -- in the last one I broke my foot. I am a senior citizen, although I am still active in the teaching profession, and am 65.View Thread
Thank you so much. Yes, I have been to a PT before. She was great and even taught me how to walk correctly. I learned some good stretches also. That was before the 2nd back surgery though. I have been cutting back on the calories also -- 1450 daily and keep a food diary. I generally walk in the morning for about 20-30 minutes before it gets hot. The exercise helps keep me "in shape" for when school starts again, and I must be on my feet. I had previously lost about 90 lbs. before the first surgery -- had to do that or the surgery would have been useless. I gained about 20 back, though. I was a low carb diet. However, I like vegetables and fruits a lot and need to have a good basic diet that I can stick with. I had to take some medication also that put weight on me. I no longer have to do that and have lost about 10 lbs. as a result. I am weighing in at 231 now. My highest was 298. I live in the "sticks" so the nearest PT is about 1/2 hour away and is hard to get to during the school year because of his office hours. My PT retired last year; she was really good. Perhaps she can suggest someone fairly close and I can get in for an updated evaluation. Thank you so much -- again for taking the time to answer me.View Thread
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