|To your good health: Despite exercises, woman has touble getting up|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
DEAR DR. ROACH: I am a 66-year-old white female, 5 feet 5 inches tall (was 5 feet 6 inches), weighing 170 pounds. Even though I use gym weight machines for upper and lower body three times a week, walk daily for two miles and spend 15 minutes on a motion trainer at the gym, I cannot stand up easily after gardening on my knees or getting on my knees on the floor. Is there anything I can do to regain the ability to get up off the floor/ground without a struggle? — S.C.
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