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1/7/20 9:08 P

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Definitely ask your medical team what you can do. I know that someone ending up recommending pedals for my grandfather, so that he could "bike" or work out his arms, and those worked out well. Basically the pedals are just a triangle with the pedals like your bike has. You can place them in front of any chair you feel comfortable in and pedal like you were on a bike without the balance issues of being on one. He used it in his favorite recliner. You could also place them on the table and pedal with your hands. Again, if your medical team thinks that this would work for you.

-google first. ask questions later.

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1/6/20 5:27 P

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Hi Reclaiming Me. I am in the same boat as you. I've heard that chair yoga is good. I've even been told by med staff that bed exercise works also. I will have to try that. I work my shoulders out. One had surgery, the other needs surgery. It makes walking with two canes impossible.

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12/30/19 1:17 P

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Don’t take the neurologist’s word as gospel. Continue to work on improving. Prove him wrong! emoticon



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12/20/19 6:13 A

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In addition to what Coach Merle said, are you cleared by your medical team to exercise? As Shoapie asked, are you working with a Physical Therapist to regain strength and mobility after your stroke? How long ago was the stroke? Regaining full health can take awhile. I wish you the best as you fight to get stronger.

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12/19/19 1:25 P

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Are you going to physical therapy? They should be able to help.



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12/19/19 10:41 A

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Hi,

Sorry to hear about your stroke. It's great that you are looking for new ways to exercise safely. Here is a link to our Limited Mobility page. You will find a lot of helpful info there. At the bottom of the page, there are links to a lot of exercises for people with limited mobility, many can be done in a chair.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/limited-mobil
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I hope this helps and I wish you all the best!

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"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do."
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