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Your Top 5 Exercise Excuses -- Busted!

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3. "I Was Injured So I..."

Embraced Change

Before Elizabeth Braveman, 30, a nutrition educator from Denver, broke her wrist, she focused on strength-training her upper body. The injury forced Elizabeth to consider new options, including using lower-body weight machines and the stairclimber at the gym. "I looked at it as an opportunity to try a more well-rounded routine. As a result, I'm in much better shape overall."

Sought a Friend's Help

"When I started working out again after my back surgery, I was really worried that I'd reinjure myself," says Kristy Lane-Glicksman, a 30-year-old nurse from Boulder, Colorado. To help boost her confidence and comfort level, Kristy works out with a friend. "She tells me if my form is off or if I'm favoring my injury. This way, I can adjust and stay safe."

Took It Slow

A knee injury made Dora Bank, a 31-year-old marketing manager from New York City, eager to return to her regular routine. "As soon as I felt better, I'd take a cycling class or go for a run. Then my knee would swell up and hurt for days. I finally realized I was slowing down my recovery and that I needed to be patient and let my body heal."

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a3984502 wrote:

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1/31/2012 02:56:36 AM Report Abuse
gulcankiran wrote:

Hi, I am following the Diet for YOU blog by nutrition specialist Kate Hill. She helped me lose weight in a healthy way. Check her blog at: http://thedietforyou.blogspot.com/

7/31/2010 02:14:13 AM Report Abuse
tamijofitz wrote:

I work in a cardiac rehab dept and our avg age of person there doing 30 min of cardio, whether it be pedaling or walking is 60-70. Most of them suffer from arthritis, but pushing themselves, taking their Tylenol RA, and just doing it, they find their arthritis complaints diminish. Shedding those few extra pounds will make a world of difference on those joints and back! Start in a pool so you'll be doing nonweight bearing workouts. Good Luck!

3/3/2010 03:30:36 PM Report Abuse
eweeks wrote:

more of the same but really old ? elliewho

1/3/2010 03:30:58 PM Report Abuse
dor20 wrote:

Please include some articles for 50 to 60 year olds. It's ok to exersize when your young but what do you do when you hurt so bad from artheritis & other things that it's hard to get out of bed?Please don't tell me to do sitting in a chair exersizes. They do little to nothing for cardio.

1/3/2010 11:01:25 AM Report Abuse

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