Upper body cardio?
August 26, 2010 6:25 PM Subscribe
Cardio exercise options for someone who can't strain their legs more than 10 to 15 mins, and doesn't have access to gym equipment?
posted by bardophile to health & fitness (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
A 40 something male has been advised by his doctor to exercise (45-60 mins of brisk walking 5 or 6 times a week) for mental health reasons. The guy has bolts in one leg from when he fractured a leg, many years ago. These bolts make walking, running, etc., very painful after 10-15 mins. He doesn't have access to a gym or swimming pool, which most of my internet search results lead to. That, or ads to sell exercise programs, which I'm in no position to evaluate...
What exercise(s) can I suggest to him that would elevate his heart rate for that 45-60 mins? I would really like to be able to help him figure this out.