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The Bed's Edge Exercise Handbook: A Daily Program of Simple Therapeutic Exercises for the Obese and/or Disabled
     

The Bed's Edge Exercise Handbook: A Daily Program of Simple Therapeutic Exercises for the Obese and/or Disabled

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by Raymond Candy
 

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With over 40 million Americans now reported to be disabled, there are thousands whose physical limitations have forced them to live a mostly sedentary lifestyle.
In July of 2004, I was diagnosed with multiple inoperable and incurable conditions that left me permanently disabled. After several years of decreased physical activity and failed diets, I found myself

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With over 40 million Americans now reported to be disabled, there are thousands whose physical limitations have forced them to live a mostly sedentary lifestyle.
In July of 2004, I was diagnosed with multiple inoperable and incurable conditions that left me permanently disabled. After several years of decreased physical activity and failed diets, I found myself not only disabled but also morbidly obese.
It was then I realized that if I was ever going to maintain control over my weight and enjoy some measure of continued independence, I would have to come up with a regular exercise routine that would burn calories and tone muscle without the necessity of standing.
After five years of trial and error, I finally developed a series of simple, easy- to- do therapeutic exercises that can all be done while sitting on the side of the bed.
I have written “The Bed’s Edge Exercise Handbook” for those who like myself, are still able to do some things on their own, but are fearful that if something doesn’t change, they may soon become totally dependent on others.
This daily exercise program is suitable for the elderly and can be easily remembered since it begins at the toes and ends at the finger tips, working all major muscle groups in-between.
The routine can be completed in fifteen minutes to one hour depending on the comfort and advancement of the individual and the amount of repetitions. Hand weights can also be added for an advanced session to increase the amount of muscle tone and calorie- burn that can be accomplished.
I have found that this “Bed’s Edge” routine of daily exercises has strengthened my muscles and increased my ability to transfer from chair to wheelchair, vehicle to wheelchair, and to stand and take the necessary steps for daily hygiene and bathroom independence.
I am neither a fitness instructor nor a licensed therapist. My only qualifications are that I have lived the experience and found what works for me. I only hope you will find that these exercises work for you also.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014719131
Publisher:
Raymond Candy
Publication date:
06/18/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
544 KB

Meet the Author

Authors Raymond G. and Glenda S. Candy - With over 30 years in Christian ministry, Mr. and Mrs. Candy have been Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists, Missionaries, and have established and been the Principal of three Christian schools. Their experience in teaching and working with children from Kindergarten through High School has given them a unique perspective and ability to relate to children at any level. This becomes evident in the reading of “The Little Pig Dog” series of books for children.
Their experience as Ministers and their desire to bring revival to the smaller congregations and less fortunate is demonstrated in their Christian books about the miracle working power of God in the lives of everyday, ordinary individuals. Now in addition to The Little Pig Dog series of children books is their new “How to Walk Christian Series” of books and their book of memoirs entitled “The Memoirs of a Family Called the Servants of the Lord”- a miraculous account of the Candy family’s Christian ministry.

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The Bed's Edge Exercise Handbook: A Daily Program of Simple Therapeutic Exercises for the Obese and/or Disabled 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
SOTL59 More than 1 year ago
The exercises in this book have changed my life. They have helped me to strengthen myself in order to be able to walk from the wheelchair into the bathroom and transfer from chair to chair.