safe workouts/exercises for a 50 yr. old Female with right side instability

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    safe workouts/exercises for a 50 yr. old Female with right side instability

    I'm helping my friend's mom lose 70lbs. as recommended by her doctor. She recently had a workplace accident that left her with a right ankle injury with some pain in walking, and some right shoulder issues. she also struggles climbing stairs and is not currently active at all. the known medical issue is hypertension but it's controlled. let me know of your suggestions!

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    She needs a calories deficit,say 15% and a good diet.
    Then we do not know what exercises she can do with the injuries.Maybe to wait to be ok or to do if she can something like this https://darebee.com/workouts/upperbo...s-workout.html
    Best to go step by step.

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      #3
      EllebSaj7 ... welcome to The Hive, the social side of DareBee.
      Your friend's mother isn't going to like black tea/coffee or no cookies/cake with her meals.
      Start reading package labels and getting rid of anything with more sugars/simple carbs than dietary carbs.
      Less trans fats would also be good.
      As for the exercise-for-fitness stuff, there's lots she can do while sitting or lying down.
      Check out the Ankle Recovery Workout. With some slight modification - no standing on right leg, for example - she should be able to help herself get 'better'.
      There are 130 Easy Workouts listed when you filter for that. Including the Couch Potato Workout you can do sitting down!
      Then there's the low-impact Good Morning Yoga Workout and the Airplane Workout.
      Yes, those are direct links to the suggested Workouts! And, yes, they should be safe for her. Print out the pages and ask the Dr. if you or she have concerns.

      Best of luck getting her to modify her diet, though. Sez the guy who had to go through it cold turkey.

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        #4
        The workout of the day from today should be perfect for the beginning. https://darebee.com/workouts/porter-workout.html Also air bike crunches and if it's too exhausting for her at the start she could just doing air bike without lifting up her head and shoulders and then slowly increase time and intensity from there.
        Wall push-ups and when she gets stronger inclined push-ups (at the dining-table for starters) and this workout https://darebee.com/workouts/upperbo...h-workout.html should help over time with her bad shoulder, even though stuff like raised arm circles will probably hurt doing at the beginning. It will pass. The muscles will start to support and protect her shoulder(s) as soon as they get stronger. But only if there's no acute inflammation.






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          #5
          Speaking as someone who had to relearn to walk after having a non-weightbearing left leg for nine weeks, I know how frustrating it can be to find exercises that can be done despite weakness and pain. I would suggest talking to the doctor about swimming or bicycling...they're both low-impact activities that might be easier on her ankle. My orthopedic surgeon was really happy to get me back on my bicycle since it was a good way for me to workout my leg with less danger of hurting my knee.

          Best of luck!

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