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Thursday, February 19, 2009 Ken570, Community Member, asks

Q: What exercises can I do to lose weight if I can't stand or walk for more than 5 minutes?

I have back and hip (sciatic nerve) problems and can't stand up for more than 5 minutes, or walk a half of a city block without having severe pains. What would the best weight loss pill or what type of exercising can I do. I know that if I could lose some of the weight, it would help with some of my pain.

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terri, Community Member
3/10/09 11:54am

I am not one of those Acai people pushing it but for the first time in over a year of trying everything I got below 130lbs.  I always said that I used to beable to sit and loose weight and now that I am 55 it isnt that easy.  Excercising just made me gain weight so I investigated the Acai thing and found out that of course my metabolism

slow down with age and Acai helps speed it up and I take fiber pills or you can take the liquid to cleanse so right when I started that I started loosing immediately almost a 1b a day and didn't have to excercise but it gave me a good kind of energy so I box every day on the WII but now the excercise is working cuz I am loosing.  You don't seem to be hungry all the time either.  So 2 tablespoons of Acia in the morning (almost a shot) and I take 4 fiber pills in the evening with or after my dinner and I do eat dinner earlier when I can and that helps.  I was really amazed.  The Vitiman shoppe has all this stuff or your local vitamin shoppe will have.  You can drink the Acai that is mixed with a couple of other things but make sure that it is primarily Acai juice.  Good luck.


donut, Community Member
6/ 2/09 7:14pm

Ken, I am in the same boat you are in. I am not able to take any types of herbal remedies along with all my meds. My doctor won't allow it. I also have lymphadema in my lower limbs which makes it hard to walk or even exercise. When I stand long my legs go numb even after just 5 mins. I have found that water classes for arthritis to start work best. Also some gyms that have staff to work with people with disabilites and they require Doctor permissions help then they know where to start with you. Hope this helps. I love the water classes.


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By Ken570, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/16/10, First Published: 02/19/09