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Hey everyone, hoping for some suggestions for my current situation. Yesterday I was put in surgical shoes on both feet and told I have to stay off my feet as much as possible. No more walks, no more treadmill and even no more swimming! :( I'm so frustrated! I have been losing well since surgery ( 6 weeks post op ) and I love that exercise has started to become just part of my daily life and not something I had to MAKE myself do. I want to make the most of these months post surgery and I know that exercise is a part of the weight loss journey. What do I do now? Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

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Leg lifts.

Alternating leg lifts.

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You could find one of those portable arm bikes so you can sit and get movement that way. Maybe even some small weights to use doing some arm work? There are some exercise videos all done from chairs. Check out collagevideo.com. they have lots of those.

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There are work out videos called sit aerobics that I've heard are really good for people who can't be on their feet.

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There are loads of chair aerobics on YouTube just google

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I agree about the exercise peddler. I got one pre-op and peddled it with my hands while I watched TV.

Chair exercises, hand weights, resistance bands, calisthenics: anything you can do to move your hands, arms, upper body are good options.

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How about swimming?

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How about swimming?

Swimming has been my favorite exercise (it eases my fibromyalgia pain) but doctor said no more swimming either. :-( Arm weights are already part of my daily routine so I will still be doing those for sure. Mainly worried about not getting in enough cardio since my movement will be so limited. I will most definitely be looking into everything you guys have suggested, all great ideas, thank you! :)

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good old fashioned 80's floor aerobics :D

work those hammy's and glutes!

you'll have to find some sweat headbands, arm bands and leggings tho.

"let's get physical, physical, let's get physicaaaaaaal"

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