Hi Everyone! I’ve got a new limited mobility workout option for you that combines cardio and strength training. This was something I did (modified of course) during my initial hip recovery. As I’m still recovering it’s a great workout to have in my repertoire for days I don’t feel like I can do a lot on my feet. Make sure you consult with your healthcare team before starting a new workout routine! I’ll link the workout I did below. Enjoy!
That darn hip surgery may have prevented me from my normal routines but I adapted (safely). Make sure you consult with your healthcare team before trying any new exercise routine and please make sure to modify as needed (that’s what I did!). By the way, I managed to maintain my abs throughout the 6 week recovery through doing this and other similar routines found on YouTube. This one by Kym NonStop is my favourite but there are tons out there!
For the breathing abs exercise I mention, listen to my podcast episode with Tanya Walker.
Back after my hip surgery I wanted to continue to do yoga but had to be very careful. (Technically I still have to be careful, just not as). So I found chair yoga on YouTube and thought it was great for people with limited mobility. I modified a lot at the time, so I suggest if you’re going to try these out, you can modify so it’s safe for you to do depending on your needs. I’m a big fan of yoga practices because it has so many health benefits. Yoga falls into the category of mindfulness. You can check out my podcast on that topic here.
My hip arthroscopy left me limited mobility for 6 weeks so I decided to find some safe ways I could still get some exercise in. Chair cardio is one of those ways! Make sure you always consult with your healthcare team before starting any type of workout and you can always modify to keep things within what is safe for you.
I like chair cardio workouts on Youtube by Paul Eugene but there are tons on there you can find!
Remember, exercise is one of the essentials of health! Check out my podcast episode about that here!