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19 Jan 2003

loosing weight while walking
hi,
my mum has a bad back and the doctor suggested walking, so she is but she finds after a while her back starts to hurt and so do her ankles and knees.Is this normal for a new begginer to exercising or is there something wrong with her alos does not wearing proper shoes cause damage? thanx
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01 Jan 0001

Hi there

Yes, it is probably related to her just starting out. Furthermore, if she is carrying excessive weight, this could aggravate the problem.

Finally, a good pair of supportive shoes is essential. Perhaps suggest she visites Sportsman's Warehouse and gets some advice about suitable walking shoes for her.

I hope this helps.
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