• August 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    My father is having a foot surgery and will be on a walking cast for 2 weeks.  What should I tell him to do to stay in shape.  Right now, he goes for 2 thirty minute walks per day that he loves. THis is going to be hard on him.  How should he exercise?

  • August 27, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    He could use a resistance band and hand weights to work his upper body.  I think in terms of cardio he’s pretty mcuh out of luck while he’s healing.  It stinks but after a while, even before he’s fully healed, he should be able to start moving around a little more – not on his foot but at least he doesn’t have to be fully immobile.

  • September 3, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    That’s a good idea, Anne.  I’ve wanted to learn resistance band exercises myself. I bet they would be really good for someone who has an injury of some kind in the lower body, assuming they do everything with the upper body.