Lynn (in Western Massachusetts)

Reasons I’m doing this
I know exercise has many benefits and I feel better when I exercise regularly but it’s so easy to slide into being sedentary.
A couple of years ago I lost 25 pounds through Weight Watchers and exercise. I’ve regained a few pounds and don’t want to gain any more of the weight back. And even more importantly, I’ve lost some bone density post-menopause. I don’t want to end up like my mother, who was very hunched and fragile, and I’d like to delay taking medications for bone density for as long as I can. So, this means I need to exercise, both walking and weight training.

Goals:

    • Walk at aerobic pace (heart rate average 120 – 125 beats/minute) for at least 30 minutes at least 5 days a week
    • Do weight resistance/stretching exercise routine at least twice a week, preferably 3 times a week.
  • I met with a physical therapist and together we devised a routine using free weights as well as floor exercises that should safely strengthen important back muscles– I just need to do it!

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