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Let’s Move…

Let’s Move…

Let’s Move…

Let’s Move...

Getting active using these simple tips from people living with persistent pain.

So why is getting active important?

Moving and getting active help you reduce pain and improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of other long-term conditions (e.g. heart diseases, diabetes)

Here is a simple guide, to help you get started...

  • A. Identify what activities you love. Ask a Physiotherapist if you would like some support and guidance. Choose an activity you would enjoy doing. You are more likely to keep at it and have fun.
  • B. Set simple achievable goals, so you can increase your confidence. “If you do not know where you are going, it is unlikely you will get there.”
  • C. Take your time and start off at a lower point that you think you can do, so you do not over-do.
  • D. Getting active is more fun when done in groups, so find a local group (or online) you could exercise with. If there are no groups, then find an exercise buddy. The NHS Fitness Studio has videos you could join in with.

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“I started to get active with a friend. We set ourselves simple achievable goals and we were surprised how much our pain reduced over a matter of months. We had fun as well.”“I thought stretching and exercise was nonsense. How could it reduce my pain? It did and I have to be honest and I am now a believer. If I can do it, then others can.” S.B Essex