'What kind of exercise to do'

How can I delay the need for joint replacement?

I suffered some bad injur­ies 40 years ago and have been toldI will need knee and hip replace­ments even­tu­ally. What would be a good fit­ness régime to help post­pone the sur­gery for as long as pos­sible? At 61, des­pite stay­ing act­ive and play­ing golf, my leg muscles are los­ing bulk...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

What exercise will help my achy shoulders?

Please could you sug­gest some shoulder exer­cises? I’m 90 years old and do all my own shop­ping and house work, so my shoulders ache all the time...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

Can exercise help my frozen shoulder?

I am suf­fer­ing with a frozen shoulder and wondered if any type of exer­cise would help to alle­vi­ate my prob­lem?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

How can I keep my legs fit enough for golf?

I am an 86-​year old fit woman. I have been a keen golfer for a great many years but now I find it very dif­fi­cult walk­ing any dis­tance, which means I can no longer play com­fort­ably. How might I regain the strength in my legs, or is it some­thing I have to live with?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

With arthritic knees, am I doomed to be unfit?

I am 81 and until recently kept fit with reg­u­lar ball­room– and tea-​dancing classes. Now the flare-​ups from arth­ritis in my knees are so bad I can no longer keep up these activ­it­ies. Gardening, and even house­hold clean­ing are also a struggle. What can I do to keep my fit­ness levels up?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

If I switch from run to walk, can I stay fit?

A change in life­style means I have had to aban­don my twice-​weekly half-​hour runs. However, I have intro­duced more walk­ing into my com­mute to work and am cov­er­ing around three miles a day five days a week. When it comes to main­tain­ing fit­ness and los­ing weight, how does walk­ing com­pare to run­ning?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

Can exercise help my arthritic knees?

I am 59, and just dia­gnosed with osteoarth­ritis in both knees. I have twice recently been crippled with pain, which improved with pain-​killers, rest and ice packs. The spe­cial­ist has advised swim­ming, aqua aer­obics etc. I walk quite well now and have a bike, but I feel very nervous about cyc­ling. Have you any other ideas?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

How to trim my floppy midriff after weight loss?

I am a 65-​year-​old man who has lost 2st in 10 months by chan­ging my diet and walk­ing every day. My beer gut has vir­tu­ally gone but I have a lot of loose skin there now. How can I tone up my stom­ach to look more present­able in swim­ming trunks?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

What exercise will banish my under-​arm flab?

I have just turned 60. Although I am fairly fit and slim, I hate my upper arms. They have bat wings and the fronts look droopy and wobbly. I have tried exer­cises to tone them, but I give up after a few days as I don’t really know if it is the right exer­cise, and how many to do at one go, or how often to do them. Can you advise?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 26, 2012

Can exercise help my severe arthritis?

I am 60 but retired early because of severe osteoarth­ritis in my knee and spine. The worse the pain has become, the less mobile I am and as a res­ult I am now very over­weight. I have been put on a strict diet but won­der if there are any exer­cises that would help?...
Posted by jane 0 Comments October 19, 2012