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Postby manaof3 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:00 pm

Hi all

I am a mum of 3. I weighed 78kg after having my third son and gained some but I am now down to 66.5kg. I would love to get between 58 and 60kg. Anyway, I recently have had knee surgery after my right knee had swollen to the size of a watermelon. What kind of exercises are there that I can do without causing further injury to my knee.. but still being able to lose weight at a steady pace?

Thanks in advance :)
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Re: Light Exercises after Surgery

Postby Zoe2312 » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:23 pm

Perhaps speak to your doctor on this one! i have bad knees, and have had a few lots of knee surgery, and each time had to have pretty intensive physio afterwards. But for the past 6 years all has been good! low impact things are good, i personally recommend a fitball! there are some good exercises on this website actually! :D
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Re: Light Exercises after Surgery

Postby carinna » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:40 pm

I agree with Zoe, you should check with your doctor or, if you can, the surgeon who performed your knee operation. One of them should be able to point you in the right direction so that you don't end up overdoing it and further injuring yourself. Best of luck!
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Re: Light Exercises after Surgery

Postby ali76 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:43 pm

Swimming, swimming and more swimming!!

Also, you can still do upper body weights..
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Happy weight - 68 (I MADE IT!!!)
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Re: Light Exercises after Surgery

Postby hippy_shake » Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:51 pm

could you do some light walking? or maybe some pilates mat work that focuses on your core while you wait for the knee to heal? Best to speak to a dr so you don't risk hurting it tho.
Jane :)

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