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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2012, 05:37:00 AM »

Now I'm doing pro-am again Im only dancing once or twice a week - and its starting to show!  DP even mentioned it.  Sooo, gota find a way to stay fit that is not totally boring.

Anyone with a new idea?

gosh if you find out let me know. I cant dance at all at the moment the leg is on strike. I asked the physio and she said no bike riding, nothing until I have seen the specialist.  why not a Pilates class or something structured like that so it is also social.. That is what I would do if I cant dance.
in your case I think the answer is obvious: swimming.  Nothing better to excersize the whole body without stressing the joints.
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2012, 04:12:46 PM »

Found it!  It was right under my car all along!

I live 4.4 km from myjob.  All I have to do is leave the car at home and walk - thats 80 minutes of hard walking a day (for say 3 days a week).

And I started today (half way home - stopped for coffee... Undecided )
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2012, 07:46:39 PM »

Now I'm doing pro-am again Im only dancing once or twice a week - and its starting to show!  DP even mentioned it.  Sooo, gota find a way to stay fit that is not totally boring.

Anyone with a new idea?

gosh if you find out let me know. I cant dance at all at the moment the leg is on strike. I asked the physio and she said no bike riding, nothing until I have seen the specialist.  why not a Pilates class or something structured like that so it is also social.. That is what I would do if I cant dance.
in your case I think the answer is obvious: swimming.  Nothing better to excersize the whole body without stressing the joints.

I know, just have never been a water baby but I am digging out my swim suit will do what ever they say so I can get back on the floor!
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2012, 08:09:03 PM »

Well, pull out the snorkel too then - removes the need for floating when you swim Grin
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« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2012, 11:58:37 PM »

Here are some things I have put in my 'everyday' life.

- I drive with a book under my right hip
-brush your teeth standing on one foot
-as you walk, think - right left right left right left right left
-open your hands and think about HOW you pick things up
-breathe deeply - with counts
-If you listen to music as you drive and 'tick' your center to the music.....
- stretch in doorways
-dance with doors
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2012, 03:20:49 AM »

Here are some things I have put in my 'everyday' life.

- I drive with a book under my right hip
-brush your teeth standing on one foot
-as you walk, think - right left right left right left right left
-open your hands and think about HOW you pick things up
-breathe deeply - with counts
-If you listen to music as you drive and 'tick' your center to the music.....
- stretch in doorways
-dance with doors
Love 'em Cheesy

But the book under the hip?  You must have known we'd ask about that Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2012, 09:21:33 AM »

Here are some things I have put in my 'everyday' life.

- I drive with a book under my right hip
-brush your teeth standing on one foot
-as you walk, think - right left right left right left right left
-open your hands and think about HOW you pick things up
-breathe deeply - with counts
-If you listen to music as you drive and 'tick' your center to the music.....
- stretch in doorways
-dance with doors
Love 'em Cheesy

But the book under the hip?  You must have known we'd ask about that Smiley

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« Reply #22 on: September 15, 2012, 11:02:17 PM »

Our spine is vertical ---but the vertical plane is 'tilted' leftward ---the right hip is always 'up'. Did I forget to mention my left side is shifted leftward?
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« Reply #23 on: September 16, 2012, 04:26:50 AM »

Our spine is vertical ---but the vertical plane is 'tilted' leftward ---the right hip is always 'up'. Did I forget to mention my left side is shifted leftward?
Ah.  When I think about it (I had not) I suppose we do both to maintain ballance while in position.  But never considered practising for it.

Not sure that is a very healthy way to sit long term though!  I mean you also have to be able to walk and you don't want to end up like Richard III (currently in the news - they think they may have found his body!)  Smiley

And what do you do to practise keeping your core strong?
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« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2012, 05:34:31 AM »

Now I'm doing pro-am again Im only dancing once or twice a week - and its starting to show!  DP even mentioned it.  Sooo, gota find a way to stay fit that is not totally boring.

Anyone with a new idea?

gosh if you find out let me know. I cant dance at all at the moment the leg is on strike. I asked the physio and she said no bike riding, nothing until I have seen the specialist.  why not a Pilates class or something structured like that so it is also social.. That is what I would do if I cant dance.
in your case I think the answer is obvious: swimming.  Nothing better to excersize the whole body without stressing the joints.

I know, just have never been a water baby but I am digging out my swim suit will do what ever they say so I can get back on the floor!

I hear yah, I'm in the same boat.
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« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2012, 07:30:04 AM »

Now I'm doing pro-am again Im only dancing once or twice a week - and its starting to show!  DP even mentioned it.  Sooo, gota find a way to stay fit that is not totally boring.

Anyone with a new idea?

gosh if you find out let me know. I cant dance at all at the moment the leg is on strike. I asked the physio and she said no bike riding, nothing until I have seen the specialist.  why not a Pilates class or something structured like that so it is also social.. That is what I would do if I cant dance.
in your case I think the answer is obvious: swimming.  Nothing better to excersize the whole body without stressing the joints.

I know, just have never been a water baby but I am digging out my swim suit will do what ever they say so I can get back on the floor!

I hear yah, I'm in the same boat.
well there's your problem - if you want to swim you have to get OUT of the boat.

See simple...
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« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2012, 10:47:30 PM »

Our spine is vertical ---but the vertical plane is 'tilted' leftward ---the right hip is always 'up'. Did I forget to mention my left side is shifted leftward?
Ah.  When I think about it (I had not) I suppose we do both to maintain ballance while in position.  But never considered practising for it.

Not sure that is a very healthy way to sit long term though!  I mean you also have to be able to walk and you don't want to end up like Richard III (currently in the news - they think they may have found his body!)  Smiley

And what do you do to practise keeping your core strong?
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« Reply #27 on: September 30, 2012, 08:51:55 PM »

Walk!

I've found it the best core excercise - at least one that I actually do.

I started walking to work - its 4.5 km each way (about 2.7 miles) so thats a good workout at a fast pace.  I've been keeping up 3 times per week and have noticed a big improvement in my core muscles.
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« Reply #28 on: October 01, 2012, 07:17:27 PM »

Walk!

I've found it the best core excercise - at least one that I actually do.

I started walking to work - its 4.5 km each way (about 2.7 miles) so thats a good workout at a fast pace.  I've been keeping up 3 times per week and have noticed a big improvement in my core muscles.

yes I agree it is great. and look forward to increasing my walking now that I have had the surgery. This iis day one of my rehabilitation. First goal ...stop limping!
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« Reply #29 on: October 01, 2012, 10:55:51 PM »

Walk!

I've found it the best core excercise - at least one that I actually do.

I started walking to work - its 4.5 km each way (about 2.7 miles) so thats a good workout at a fast pace.  I've been keeping up 3 times per week and have noticed a big improvement in my core muscles.

yes I agree it is great. and look forward to increasing my walking now that I have had the surgery. This iis day one of my rehabilitation. First goal ...stop limping!
- thats very important to not damage your hips or create other imballance injuries
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