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Bicycling with Health problem!

confuseconfuse As most know by now I have Congestive heart failure and COPD amongst body aches and pains! I read a topic of RVers looking for biking trails. I know most State parks have them and some suburbs of Cities have greenways w/bike trails..

  This got me to thinking as I have a suspension style mountain bike with 21 gears that I have ridden a few times. My health doesn't allow me to ride it to much now as i get short of breath and it increases my pain level. I explained this to my cardiologist; his suggestion is to do what I can bear! The heat and humidity in TN. is almost unbearable from June until October; this kind of puts a dampner on my biking. I go to Walmart or a large store and exercise by walking; but sure miss being in the open air. 

   I just want to open up a discussion on what others do! I have been trying to get up at 5:30 in the AM to at least get a walk in before the heat of the day which starts about 7:00 am.



-- Edited by PIEERE on Saturday 11th of July 2015 09:33:48 AM


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I had knee surgery playing college football and have no cartilage in my right knee. I took up biking when I was 50 & my wife & I love it. We have road bikes right now, but will switch out to hybrid bikes since they will be much better to take on the road & bike in Parks, etc. I'm up at sunrise and get my biking in then.

On the weekends, my wife & I walk (all low-impact exercise) anywhere from 5-10 miles.

Next month, I'm having a knee replacement, but I doubt I every return to jogging, but will most definitely keeping up a rigorous walking program, well as biking if feasible where we're located.

Get a free exercise App to download on your phone to monitor your mileage, calories, heart-rate, etc. There's a number out there. www.imore.com/best-runwalk-tracking-app-iphone

If you're in a confined space and cannot get out in heat, try yoga and/or other stretching exercises. You can burn calories and maintain cardio if you at least do 30-minutes per day. Again, there are some apps that can help you out in this. www.tomsguide.com/us/best-yoga-apps,review-2367.html

Good luck!


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I know some with walking issues have a side-car motorcycle or a trike motorcycle. That way they get out and about and actually are moving a lot of muscles to roll it down the road.


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Pieere - have you thought about getting an electric bike (they do have foldable models). When I had my hip surgery a few years ago, I had an electric trike (couldn't lift my leg high enough to get over the bar on a regular bike). It was great because it allowed me to pedal for exercise, but if I got too tired or in too much pain before I reached my destination, I could just use it on electric power instead.

I'd also suggest a moped, but those are too difficult to pedal like a bike.


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Pieere, how about an indoor mall? Nashville has the Operaland Mall which is fairly large and I think they also have a Galleria Mall. There is also the Grand Ole Opera Hotel which has a very nice large lobby that is done almost an indoor garden. The larger open area might help lift your outdoor spirit better than a big box store. Just some suggestions since I understand how bad the heat and humidity can be in your area this time of year.


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