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    Exercise with broken foot?
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    IA2TX posted:
    I recently found out I have a broken cuboid bone in my foot. I love to work out on my elliptical, but since I found out I broke my foot, I don't know what to do. I find my midsection getting bigger and I don't know what to do while I have a "boot" on my foot. Any suggestions so I don't hav eto start for the very beginning once my foot is healed in 5-6 weeks?
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    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE responded:
    You need to speak with your doctor about activity you can do that involves your legs. But if you belong a to a gym I'm sure the doctor will give you permission to lift weights for your upper body, and you should be bale to do ab work, but check with the doctor to be aure. If you work out at home you could check out exercise tubing for resistance exercise. Tubing is inexpensive and versatile (you can do lots of exercises with them even in a chair) and a great way to get started with resistance exercise. You can start with a set of three for about $20. They come in colors to denote the tension. If you order them make sure to order the strap that allows you to attach the tube to a door (this is essential for many exercises). Here are some vendors that sell them.
    www.performbetter.com/catalog/default.asp
    www.power-systems.com

    And here's a site with great videos http://www.body-mind-strength.com/resistance_tube_exercises/resistance_tube_exercises.html

    Good luck. Rich
     
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    IA2TX replied to Rich Weil, MEd, CDE's response:
    Thank you for the suggestions!
     
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    Rich Weil, MEd, CDE replied to IA2TX's response:
    You're very welcome. Good luck. If you feel like it, let me know how it goes. Take care.


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