Health App on iPhone

Posted by kaptainkat @kaptainkat, Sep 11 11:15pm

I have recently become acquainted with the Health app on my iPhone.
I looked today and have:
– Walked a little over .4 miles
– In 1300+Steps
– At an average of 1.9 mph.

My sciatica discomfort level has been about a 7.5 out of ten. A bit worse today than usual. And my walk has been as unsteady as ever. I am ready to buy 'water wings' for as much as I carom off the walls, but that would only make me WIDER!

I did a full 30 sec balance toe-to-heel last night, both left in front and right in front.

I do a lot of my PT 'gym' stuff at home between my PT days. Leg lifts, steps (up and down forward and backward, and side to side, up and down), and hurdles, (forward, one foot at a time, leading left the right, then sideways, leading left then right. Then I slalom them.)

I am curious if anyone else is tracking their progress, steps, etc. I am half-way between 69 and 70, and dealing with SEVERE sciatica complements of THREE bulges, L1-2, L2-3, and L3-4.

I have other issues on other threads, but focusing on this here.

I'd love to hear back from you. The iP13 does it automatically. All I needed to do was access it.

Thankmew in advance
(=^..^=)

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Hi @kaptainkat, I sometimes check the Health app on my iPhone 12 but mostly I use the Activity tracker on my Apple iWatch 6. I'm halfway between 79 and 80 🙃 and can't walk very far due to my degenerative arthritis and forward leaning spine. I did buy some trekking poles to help me with the walking. They allow me to walk a little more upright and provide the extra stability but I haven't put them to much use this Summer. Hoping to get out more this Fall. I do have a Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer that I try to ride 30 to 45 minutes a day 4 or 5 times a week. I also bought one of the FitForm Home Gyms which is a resistance band device for arms, legs and different body muscles. I use the Activity tracker on the iWatch for the different activities and it gives a breakdown of all the data on the iPhone.

It's good to set a little higher target so that you can keep increasing activity a little daily. Now if I can just do that it may help me up my number of steps 🙂

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@johnbishop

Hi @kaptainkat, I sometimes check the Health app on my iPhone 12 but mostly I use the Activity tracker on my Apple iWatch 6. I'm halfway between 79 and 80 🙃 and can't walk very far due to my degenerative arthritis and forward leaning spine. I did buy some trekking poles to help me with the walking. They allow me to walk a little more upright and provide the extra stability but I haven't put them to much use this Summer. Hoping to get out more this Fall. I do have a Teeter FreeStep Recumbent Cross Trainer that I try to ride 30 to 45 minutes a day 4 or 5 times a week. I also bought one of the FitForm Home Gyms which is a resistance band device for arms, legs and different body muscles. I use the Activity tracker on the iWatch for the different activities and it gives a breakdown of all the data on the iPhone.

It's good to set a little higher target so that you can keep increasing activity a little daily. Now if I can just do that it may help me up my number of steps 🙂

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Thankmew for the feedback.

I have an ORIGINAL Apple Watch, from decades ago, that reads 'Think Different' across the analog face and runs counter-clockwise.

I use a roll-a-tor for distances of any length. It doesn't fit around the house. I have been supplementing the roll-a-tor with a pair of Hurrycanes for around the house. But even they get cumbersome, and I discovered that my monopod for my camera does about as well for keeping balance.

Via my PT it is finally getting to where I don't need the devices to bear most of my weight. I actually DID have using a wheelchair in mind, but have been able to stay that thought.

In a six-minute continuous walk test with my PT, WITH roll-a-tor, I did near 1300 ft., and was able to walk the whole six minutes. Sans device was some 300 ft and I could only walk about 4 minutes.

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