I've had both hips replaced. anyone else with this status who can tell me what I can do as far as exercise?

I need to lose 80 pounds, and have slow heart rate. 48 years old. other wise great health, I'm trying all the diets out there with little luck.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If your range of motion is good, and your doctor has released you to an independant status, you should be able to do anything you want. A good place to start would be some sort of water exercise, like water aerobics or plain old swimming. Water sports do not hurt any joints, yet provide enough resistance to help you.

    Walking is also a good thing to do. Start small and add more time or distance when whatever you are doing becomes easy.

    I wouldn't suggest jogging......it's hard on the body.

    You also should be able to use any workout machine in the gym.

    Don't forget to drink lots of water.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): I'm a nurse in a rehab center. Hips are my specialty.
  • 1 decade ago

    Your doctor would be the one to ask for the best information.

  • 1 decade ago

    Why are you asking complete strangers and not your doctor?

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