Recumbent Bike Chat

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 03/05/2009 - 12:19pm.

Wii Fit
I've been too busy to notice people have sporadically been commenting on the original recumbent bike post. As a peace offering for forgiveness, I'm stopping everything to make this new post.

First, an update.

I used the bike faithfully for 6 months straight, 3-5 times a week. It definately helped with joints and reduced inches on my body.


Recumbent Bike: Exercise Update

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 05/18/2008 - 9:01am.

Since January, I have been using a recumbent bike in an attempt to build my physical endurance, reduce my aches and lose some weight (you can see my original post here). It is now mid-May, and I thought I would update the curious on how it's going.


Yoga for Digestion

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 02/28/2008 - 8:41am.

Yoga doesn't have to be origami of the body where you fold yourself into ridiculous poses and then balance on your head to relax. You aren't expected to be a contortionist when it comes to basic stretching, breathing and strengthening your core (abdomen, thighs, hips, butt).


My Recumbent Exercise Bike

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Thu, 01/17/2008 - 8:40pm.

With joint pains and a bad back, it's a challenge to find exercise methods that are effective yet not overwhelming. I've done a Bollywood dance class for a semester (great for the first 40 minutes, but too much after that), and looked into joining a gym. Truth is, I would find too many reasons not to go to a gym (including the insane fees they charge). So after some research, I chose a recumbent bicycle.


Using An Exercise Ball

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 03/14/2006 - 2:59pm.

I have in my livingroom a big red bouncy ball. I purchased it on sale. It came with a long rubber band and a pilates cd. The pilates cd was nice and simple. I can do all of the exercises except for one.


Exercise Solution: My Big Red Bouncy Ball

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Sun, 01/29/2006 - 11:04am.

*bounce bounce bounce*

I'm sitting on it right now. Bouncing away as I type. Watch.

*bounce bounce bounce*

See? It's a fun toy. Not only that, it's the first real thing that I have found in my journey towards lessening my aches and gaining my strength (and hopefully, my waist size) back. But I'm getting ahead of myself.

"The key to wellness is exercise."


Insult to Injury (in the retail world)

Submitted by Miss Danielle on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 3:44pm.

Besides having trouble with low energy and digestion, I (like many of my readers) suffer from joint pain. It's been especially bad the past few months, but I am back to the point where I want to build strength. My best bet: gentle aquatics geared for people with fibro or arthritis or as rehabilitation/strength-building.