Stretching & Flexibility/Easy exercises

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Question
I am 55. My knees are functional, but cannot take any type of impact, even walking, stationary cycling, or using an elliptical is not an option.
I need to lose weight, and stay flexible.  What can I do for exercise, preferably at home?

Answer
Hi Bud,

Thanks for your inquiry. It's a pleasure to help and I hope the following is beneficial.

If stationary cycling, using an elliptical trainer or stationary rowing is not an option, then my only other suggestion would be some sort of water based activity like deep water running or aqua aerobics (although I'm not sure if this is an option for you at home)... http://injuryfix.com/archives/aerobic-water-exercise-pt1.php

Otherwise, try some of the stretching exercises from our website, which can be done at home. Avoid any of the stretches that put stress or pressure on your knees, like the Quad and Thigh Stretches. For some examples, take a look at our free stretching video page at the following link... http://injuryfix.com/stretching-videos.php


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I'm more than happy to answer any questions relating to stretching, flexibility and sports injury management. Including how to use stretching to improve your athletic performance, prevent sports injury and aid in the recovery of sports injury.

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I'm an internationally recognized stretching and sports injury consultant with more than 20 years of practical experience in the health and fitness industry. I'm also the founder of the Stretching Institute and StretchCoach.com.

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Sports Medicine Australia

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I've written 5 books on stretching, flexibility and sports injury, including... The Stretching Handbook (ISBN: 978-0958109338), The Anatomy of Stretching (ISBN: 978-1556435966) and The Anatomy of Sports Injuries (ISBN: 978-1556436666). Plus, I've had numerous articles published at About.com, Athletes.com and BodyBuilding.com.

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I'm a health science graduate of the University of New England, with post graduate accreditation's in athletics, swimming and triathlon coaching. I've worked with elite level and world champion athletes and I've lectured for Sports Medicine Australia on sports injury prevention and treatment.

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I've worked as assistant coach to Miles Stewart (World Champion Triathlete) and Mick Doohan (World 500cc Motorcycle Champion). Plus I've worked with countless other athletes from sports as diverse as roller-skating, squash, and cycling.

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