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!