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Old 01-12-2020, 03:39 PM
 
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Read those posts about number of steps. Depressing!

Got my fake knees six years ago and struggled to be more active while teaching first grade and commuting two hours a day.

Now that Iím retired at 77, trying to walk 1+ miles a day.

Just me at such low level or others?


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Good for you. I started walking short distances and built up. I remember the 1st time I walked 1 mileóI was ecstatic.
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Old 01-12-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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The people who comment on those kinds of threads tend to be the people who are committed "steppers". A friend of mine (who thinks I walk too much ) recently sent me an article that said for older people 4000 steps is a good goal. You're right there with your 1+.

One mile is exponentially better than zero miles and as Amiga said, you'll probably build up your distance as you build up your stamina and your knees get used to the exercise.

You can also look into senior exercise classes. There is one at the senior center near me that is great for people of all abilities and physical strength; many of the exercises are done from a sitting position but it's still working your heart and your upper body muscles.
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Good for you for walking every day! Do you have access to a pool? Swimming takes weight off ALL your joints and allows you to exercise your whole body pain free. Check into water aerobic classes where you use noodles to help with buoyancy. This would be a valuable addition to your walking.
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Old 01-13-2020, 09:04 AM
 
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I have a love/hate relationship with my tracker. To be honest, I am happy if I get 4000 steps each day (about 2 miles). However, some days it is closer to 2500, others I might hit 7000. Rarely do I get above that. I refuse to do the guilt thing anymore.


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Check to see if a nearby shopping mall has a mall walking program. My local mall opens from 7-10 am for walking. All the stores are closed, but there's always a couple of food court shops selling coffee for afterwards. Everyone walks at their own pace and you see plenty of seniors and moms with strollers. It's great when the weather is rainy, too hot, or too cold outside.
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Old 01-27-2020, 12:47 PM
 
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Water walking!
-Easy on the joints
-Recommended by most ortho/rehab specialists
-No swimming involved
-Go as fast/slow as you wish
-Great cardio workout
-Even in summer, you'll won't feel the sweat!
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