Originally Posted by Benay
What do you suggest for those of us who cannot physically do a "brisk 3-mile walk"?
Both being not a doctor and not knowing your limitation I'd suggest swimming, a stationary bicycle or whatever kind of exercise you can do.
I do empathize with you though. Over 15 years ago I had bursitis in my hip so bad I couldn't walk 2 blocks without sitting and couldn't even drive without a blue-ice pack behind my hip.This went on for a few years until a doctor prescribed the "Arthritis/Bursitis Diet" and now I even walk 4 miles sometimes in about an hour, but at least 3.
I'm lucky, my disability was curable with diet.
I'm about 99.999999999% better. If I drive for about 8 hours and only stopping for fuel I'll feel a little discomfort in that hip. Not pain, just a slight reminder.
Also I had arthritis in a basketball injured finger that is completely cured. It was so bad I skipped playing G# notes on my saxophone. Which is tricky because I play music for a living and sax is my main instrument. Now there isn't even a remembrance of the former pain.
I don't know what your limitation is, but if it's possible, talk to your health pro and find out what kind of exercise is available to you.
If not, do whatever else the doc suggests in the form of meds.
That's my non-professional suggestion - always check with your doc first.