No exercising: what does that really mean?

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When it is said here on BoneSmart that you should do "no exercising" what is NOT meant is "do nothing at all"!

There are what we call ADLs or activities of daily living and these you should do, always.

These are the ADLS
Personal hygiene and grooming
Dressing and undressing
Functional transfers, e.g. Getting out of bed
Voluntarily controlling bladder and bowel elimination
Walking or using canes, crutches or a wheelchair
Housework: laundry, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning windows
Meal preparation and cleanup
Care of pets (but not horses or farm animals!)​

There are other activities such as
answering the door
meeting and greeting guests
taking walks around the house, garden or street
using the house stairs
cleaning bathroom and toilet​

So these activities can work just as well as formal exercises so long as they keep you up and about and active - though not to excess!
 

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