Exercise: How to Get Started

Frequently Asked Questions

12. Do I need to buy any special equipment?

No. You don't need to buy special equipment to exercise. For the strength building exercises that use hand weights, you can substitute milk jugs filled with sand or water, a sock with dried beans tied up at the open end, common grocery items such as bags of rice, vegetable or soup cans, or bottled water. Hopefully, you will already have a sturdy, armless chair and a pillow to use for some of the strength-building exercises.