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I'm now 59 and I find my legs are not working like they use to. I find that swimming really helps,as it takes weight off joints that may be effected. 

Started this discussion. Last reply by David erle cook Apr 12, 2011.

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David erle cook replied to David erle cook's discussion Swimming
"   Dan,  Give swimming a try, My ankles are fused as well. The best thing about swimming is that your weight is OFF your feet.  Even just hanging on the side of the pool and kicking will help you. Or get a paddle…"
Apr 12, 2011
susan fuentez replied to David erle cook's discussion Swimming
"Thank you! I am so happy I've found a place to communicate with others who  I can relate to.  I will certainly do as you suggest. I had wondered how I would warm up prior to the exercise. I will take it easy, and do the best I…"
Apr 12, 2011
Dan Hicks replied to David erle cook's discussion Swimming
"I never have been able to swim very well.  I think a big part of it is that my ankles are essentially locked, so I can't "point" my feet.  Plus I just don't get the rhythm right -- I thrash a lot without moving anywhere…"
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David erle cook replied to David erle cook's discussion Swimming
"I would ask the professionals at the club so you do not hurt yourself.  Myself I warm up by holding on to the edge of the pool and just kick for awhile.  I also like to swim on my back and use my arms. If you are uncomfortable with this…"
Apr 11, 2011
susan fuentez replied to David erle cook's discussion Swimming
"reading the post.... they are so positive and encouraging... I am planning to go to a health and wellness gym. That is medically integrated, and they do offer water aerobics. Can any one give me any tips, and advice before I start the program??…"
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David erle cook replied to David erle cook's discussion Swimming
" Good for you, I'm happy to see that it helps you. Maybe we should work on getting a swimming group together. I'm near the Airport club, maybe we can work out a deal with them to come a few times a week. I bet it would be good for all…"
Apr 10, 2011
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I'm now 59 and I find my legs are not working like they use to. I find that swimming really helps,as it takes weight off joints that may be effected. 
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