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Best exercise routine for individuals with joint pain? I would like to know what type/kind of exercise i can do for overall health, toning and sculpting. I have a medical condition (mixed connective tissue disorder) that doesn't allow me to do high impact

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Dr. James Sterner
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Elliptical?

Try using an elliptical machine, or doing water exercise.

In brief: Elliptical?

Try using an elliptical machine, or doing water exercise.
Dr. James Sterner
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Dr. Marlis Gonzalez fernandez
Using a recumbent (sitting) bicycle can be another possibility
Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: You

You are correct in that swimming would be beneficial given your condition and history; so much so that you may want to consider taking swimming lessons.
Also you could try water aerobics in shallow water, as well as walk/jog in the pool, of course all water activity should be done while wearing a life vest! another option would be to hire a personal trainer that specializes in clients with special needs. A custom fit training regimen could be designed to fit your specific situation and goals. Good luck!

In brief: You

You are correct in that swimming would be beneficial given your condition and history; so much so that you may want to consider taking swimming lessons.
Also you could try water aerobics in shallow water, as well as walk/jog in the pool, of course all water activity should be done while wearing a life vest! another option would be to hire a personal trainer that specializes in clients with special needs. A custom fit training regimen could be designed to fit your specific situation and goals. Good luck!
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