Exercise makes a huge difference in my overall health: helps maintain my weight, improves overall sense of well-being, keeps my muscles toned, joints flexible,  strengthens bones and improves my sleep.  I have physical limitations due to a birth defect (hip deformity), therefore, I cannot perform any exercise that puts pressure on my hip joints.

I have incorporated weighted fitness shoes in to my daily routine of stretching, power-walking or rebounding (www.reboundair.com).  The initial cost is minimal – proper shoes and a good quality rebounder – and it is easily accessible.  It gets me outdoors, which adds to the benefit of fresh air and sunshine!