I also have arthritis (JRA), and whenever a workout tells me to jump, I either step like it is step aerobics or go on my toes. I have the most trouble with my knees during workouts that require me to have my knees on the floor. Also, about icing joints, that may make you more stiff. Some types of arthritis respond better to moist heat (such as a hot tub or non-electric heat pad with a wet wash cloth). I have also been told that cycling helps build up the tissue around your joints so they are stronger. So far, the cycling has been the best help for me.
A lot of the Cardio Sculpt workouts suggest equipment, but they say in the videos that you don't actually need equipment. I really liked them, particularly the videos Judi teaches. I just think she is a good motivator.
Where I live, people always say to go to Wal-Mart, but the quality of the produce is not that great. If you eat seasonally, you can save that way. The farmer's market where I live has high quality produce for comparable prices. Plus, you can talk to the actual farmer who grew the food and find out about any pesticides or fertilizers they may use. Most of the farmers at our farmer's market are organic and sell a better product for a comparable price.
My yoga teacher (outside of Daily Burn) tells me to drop to my elbows for moves like that, since I have juvenile rheumatoid arthritis in my whole body, my wrists and knees being the worst. For most poses, it still works the right muscles.
On a related note, I would like to be able to track my weight progress, notifications, questions, program, etc. on the app. I think it's a little odd that you can't.
A couple of weeks ago, I was placed on a bland diet to help treat severe acid reflux. Although I am losing weight more easily than when I was eating a diet with mostly fruit and veggies, I find a lot of the foods I eat are heavy and high in fat and/or cholesterol. What are some ways to compensate for that and maintain a bland diet?
Yes. It is nice for a fast, healthy option. I work very close to a Subway and a Mr. Goodcents, so I have both of those places for lunch often.
This is interesting. I will definitely give some of the recipes a try. Thanks.
I work full-time, like most people, and live in Midwestern suburbia. I live alone and don't have a lot of time to cook. There are not a lot of organic/all-natural grocery options where I live. There are also not a lot of vegetarian/healthy restaurants. What are the healthiest chain restaurants? I'm not a vegetarian any longer, but I prefer a mostly vegetarian diet.
Thank you so much. I seem to be doing well for the most part with the Cardio Sculpt program. I make my own modifications when necessary. I will try Tactical Bodyweight Training next.
What are the odds of a new full joint mobility program? I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (even though I am now approaching 30), and I find most of the workouts to be too high impact on my knees, hips, and shoulders. I need cardio, stretching, balance, and strengthening, not just stretching and balance. I have a difficult time with the cardio videos especially. It's not that I can't keep up so much as it causes physical pain. I love the joint mobility videos with Cody, though. I noticed someone else posted a similar question several months ago and was basically told the programs weren't designed for him/her. My doctor, as with most rheumatologists, recommends exercise. This is the same problem I run into with Zumba and P90X. Also, I notice the yoga program, for the most part, does not include a lot of modifications.
I just did 30 push-ups in less than a minute! I don't think I've done that since high school!
As a person who is just getting started and needs to lose weight, I agree. I would like to be able to chart my workouts over time to see how I have improved or what I need to work on, too.