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I just met a man last week at my gym that is scheduled for hip replacement surgery in two weeks.  He used to be a runner, switched to cycleing when he couldn't run any more.  Then he found the stair stepper which he just loves.  For him it was a matter of how much discomfort you can tolerate, and then move on when it gets too uncomfortable.  But above all don't give up. He said the payback of a little discompfort was well worth effort and he felt much better afterward.  Talk with your doc and get suggestions.

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elizabetho623930 wrote:

This sounds great, but I have bad hips and need hip replacements but can’t get them yet for complicated medical reasons. I need to exercise though! What can I do when just walking is painful?


Hi @elizabetho623930 and welcome to the online community!

 

How strong are you outside of your faulty hips?  If you can hold two soup cans, you have a home gym. Smiley Happy You can do upper body exercises using soup cans as hand weights.

 

Here are some soup can exercises via Prevention Magazine: https://www.prevention.com/fitness/sculpt-your-upper-body-with-soup-cans

 

And here are some soup can exercises via Livestrong: https://www.livestrong.com/article/429393-how-to-make-soup-from-a-soup-bone/

 

WebMD adds resistance bands to their 'soup can' exercise suggestions: https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/program-c-seated-exercises-with-elastic-bands-and-soup-cans

 

 

And here's a video showing some soup can exercises:

 

 

 

Here now a video demonstrating exercises for seniors that work and strengthen the core while sitting in a chair.

 

 

One more video showing exercises for seniors. These also strengthen the legs.

 

 

Best wishes on your exercise program and for your hip replacements.

 

 

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This sounds great, but I have bad hips and need hip replacements but can’t get them yet for complicated medical reasons. I need to exercise though! What can I do when just walking is painful?

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Make it a habit, 30 minutes a day of walking will do it!

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Walk/hike for 30 to 60 minutes per day (start with 10-15 minutes and work up from there). Or swim every day. Or dance 2 or more times per week. X-country ski once or twice per week. Or do as many of those each week. If you go go-hung too soon, you will suffer injuries. Moderation is the key. Plus, all those physical activities go hand-in-hand with socializing with other folks. I have a dance partner who is 96 years young, and she dances every dance (old time western music, polkas, waltzes, and two steps.


Hi @GeorgeT768814  and welcome to the online community!

 

Sage advice: do as much of what you like as possible for your present conditioning and work up from there.

 

As we were getting in a 6o mile bike ride the other day I was thinking about the days when I'd be tuckered out after 30 miles. Of course before that there were days when I was tired after 20 miles. Smiley Happy

 

Start with what you can do, but push yourself to do more. One step at a time.

 

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Walk/hike for 30 to 60 minutes per day (start with 10-15 minutes and work up from there). Or swim every day. Or dance 2 or more times per week. X-country ski once or twice per week. Or do as many of those each week. If you go go-hung too soon, you will suffer injuries. Moderation is the key. Plus, all those physical activities go hand-in-hand with socializing with other folks. I have a dance partner who is 96 years young, and she dances every dance (old time western music, polkas, waltzes, and two steps.

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Thanks for these.    Since my husband's accident, I've been much less active.  I need to get back to it. 


@TemperMental67  Hear that! We took some time off from hard workouts after the end of our racing season. Ugh, I could tell. Smiley Happy But we've been back to it the last two weeks. Yesterday I surprised us both by charging up a hill at 21MPH on my trike. Not a very steep hill, but still...  DH has taken to calling me Gazelle Gonzales, a mash-up of two childhood nicknames. Smiley Happy

 

I trust your DH is healing well. Further hoping you and yours have a very Merry Christmas. 

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Thanks for these.    Since my husband's accident, I've been much less active.  I need to get back to it. 

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 From vitals.lifehacker.com

 

We all want to be fit, but sometimes you just need an extra boost to make it to the gym, to decide on a workout, or to deal with the aftermath. Here are our best fitness hacks of 2017.

 

 

 

How to Workout When You're Still Sore From the Last Workout

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/how-to-work-out-when-you-re-still-sore-from-the-last-wo-1790803145

 

 

Ruth Bader Ginsberg's Workout is Supremely Good (@TemperMental67 shared this one weeks ago Smiley Happy)

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/ruth-bader-ginsburg-s-workout-is-supremely-good-1792855164

 

 

The Best Workouts For the First Day Back From a Break

https://lifehacker.com/the-best-workouts-for-your-first-day-back-after-a-break-1790629478#_ga=2.2235...

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How to Overcome Your Best Excuses For Not Exercising

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-overcome-your-best-excuses-for-not-exercising-1796142007#_ga=2.2652691...

 

 

The 3 X 30 Workout Routine is Perfect For People Who Can't Workout Consistently

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/the-3-x-30-workout-routine-is-perfect-for-people-who-ca-1793322842

 

 

Workout Showdown: Sworkit vs Nike Training Club (I've never heard of either of these...)

https://lifehacker.com/workout-showdown-sworkit-vs-nike-training-club-1793407194#_ga=2.234685150.116...

 

 

Try These Stretches Even If You're Not A Flexible Person

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/try-these-stretches-even-if-youre-not-a-flexible-person-1797894301

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Five Ways To Workout in the Gym When It's Crazy Packed

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/five-ways-to-work-out-in-the-gym-when-its-crazy-packed-1790783192

 

 

Your Gym Should Either be Super Close or Super Nice

https://lifehacker.com/your-gym-should-either-be-super-close-or-super-nice-1793529831#_ga=2.30338943...

 

 

How to Work Your Way Up to a Single Pull Up

https://vitals.lifehacker.com/this-strength-workout-can-get-you-closer-to-your-first-1793796371

 

 

Read the entire article, and get stoked for a new year of fitness hacks! 

 

 

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