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Jgifford & indydebi, I will share my tips from my therepist on hip trouble that I had for years that got worse after each pregnancy (5 total) When you get a car, sit on the side of the seat and turn into the car. When you get out, turn to the side, place both feet on the ground and lift. It really helps! For my arthritis in my ankles, drinking LOTS of water helped along with getting rid of coffee, soda and most tea (only 1 or 2 a day). I had to learn that one on my own and my doctor was suprised. I went from both ankles braced and daily pain meds and tons of tears, to none! Now I just have to loose the extra pounds that crept on when I couldn't walk well and I'll be great!
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Any chance that anybody can recommend a specific brand of inserts? I just started doing cake full time only been 3 weeks but what I do know is that I can not continue like this!
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I just use Dr Scholl's gel inserts and a good pair of walking shoes.  Makes all the difference when your standing all day.  Like anything else, what works for some may not help another, unfortunately you may have to try several until you find the right ones.

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I'm actually considering breaking up my decorating sessions to do the bits that I can while sitting because all that standing takes its toll.
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I could not work at cakes all day due to past back injuries.  As it is I still have to get up and move around every 30 minutes or so and severely limit the time I do cakes and other favorite activities each day.  Life goes on.

 

Yoga in the morning when I hop up.  I have a very easy and basic routine that is designed to get all the body joints moving and gently stretch the muscles.  I really notice the difference to my quality of life when I get slack and skip a week or two.

 

Collapsing arches can be a real problem when you are on your feet all day.  I have orthotic inserts for my cranky feet (and this also helps my back).  They cost $800 where I live but they make a huge difference.

 

I use a thick rubber mat in the kitchen for cooking.  It is amazing how much time you can spend in the kitchen.

 

Regular massage is a worthwhile expense, not just for your muscles but also for your mental well being.

 

BabyGerald I love eating cake as well as playing with it and there is one good answer to the obesity problem as you know.  Exercise.  I detest exercise but I love to eat, too much, so I walk every day.  I have a machine set up in front of the telly for when I don't want to go outside.

 

And for those of you who are overweight losing weight will make a huge difference to not only your caking but your life in general.  Added weight adds stress (and pain) to your joints and muscles, especially in your neck, back and knees.  Walk, join a gym, play a sport or whatever, there is an option for everyone.

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