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Health Update & Open Contests
Thursday, August 3rd, 2023

I’m posting late because I had an early morning follow-up appointment with my cardiologist. I’ve graduated from 3-month checkups to 6-month ones. Yay! My blood pressure is down quite a bit. Not perfect, but he is hoping I’ll make a couple of lifestyle changes to get me the rest of the way there. You can guess which ones. Gah. Swimming is great! But what will I replace it with in the fall? Walking is hard. I live in a rural area with a very busy road and no shoulders. I think I’ll have to invest in a treadmill, much as I hate them. Or a recumbent bike. Do you have suggestions for equipment you swear by? I am not tasking my daughter to ferry me to the gym several times a week. (I no longer drive due my eyesight.) Any suggestions would be helpful.

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6 comments to “Health Update & Open Contests”

  1. Laura Bowles
    · August 3rd, 2023 at 11:22 am · Link

    This I think would be perfect. I swear by mine. You could put it under your desk and use it while working or in front of you while you watch tv on movie nights.

  2. Laura Bowles
    · August 3rd, 2023 at 11:23 am · Link

    Delilah they are cheaper than a treadmill or recumbent bike and smaller to store.

  3. Delilah
    · August 3rd, 2023 at 11:28 am · Link

    Thank you for the recommendation. AND THE LINK! 🙂

  4. Jennifer Beyer
    · August 3rd, 2023 at 9:39 pm · Link

    I would suggest a really nice (one that is cushioned, washable, antislip) yoga mat. Also, a really good yoga block. Invest in a physical therapist quality stretching strap. Get a really good (heavy duty) balance ball. A full set of workout bands in small “weights”. And finally, get a kettle bell in a small weight and be prepared to get a new one whenever you graduate to being stronger. You can do a LOT of exercises with that set of equipment.

  5. ButtonsMom
    · August 4th, 2023 at 5:37 pm · Link

    I did not know about your eyesight; I’m sorry you can no longer drive. I used to have a treadmill (no space now) and I loved using it while watching TV, now I’d be listening to audiobooks!

  6. flchen
    · August 4th, 2023 at 10:33 pm · Link

    My parents enjoyed using a set of step workout videos with steps that we picked up for them at TJ Maxx… I do love walking, but it’s hard to do it outside when the weather is fickle and sidewalks are nonexistent!

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