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  • Re: Exercise

    I got a nice set of Leki polls from American Hiking Society. They have worked well for me. They have lessened the problems with the arthritis in my knees and ankle. They were much cheaper than the same product from Amazon. I paid around $50 and the same ones on Amazon were about $70.
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by SgtCedar on Mon, Nov 2 2009
  • Re: Exercise

    My cedar walking stick is made of two types of cedar. The shaft is white cedar. It is holding up very well. The handle is red cedar. It is a much softer wood. It scratches easily. If you are worried about wet weather you might want to consider bamboo. Brazos makes an iron bamboo stick. I have not used...
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by SgtCedar on Fri, Sep 11 2009
  • Re: Exercise

    I mainly use the hiking staff because I have trouble walking straight. A neurologist once told me I probably could not walk straight to save my life. I have two different sticks for different uses. I have a long hiking staff which comes about up to my arm pit. It is made of dogwood and has the bark on...
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by SgtCedar on Thu, Sep 10 2009
  • Re: Exercise

    I finally figured out why I was having pain in my knees. I saw the rheumatologist and he confirmed my conclusion. The problem with the arthritis and tendinitis in my knees was walking on concrete sidewalks. I switched to walking in alleys, parking lots, and side streets in residential areas. I also started...
    Posted to Staying Healthy (Forum) by SgtCedar on Tue, Sep 8 2009
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