Go to New Year and thinking of getting more active?

New Year and thinking of getting more active?

Posted by 'PeteMoore' Wed, January 02, 2019

New Year and thinking of getting more active? 

You are not on your own, but for us with persistent pain, we need to be organised.

As I've always advocated, getting active, stretching and exercise has really helped to keep my pain level down and in turn, not having to take any pain medications.

Handy Tip to remember...It's usual for pain levels to increase a little, when you get active, but the levels soon reduce...

Below are some handy tips

  • See a Physiotherapist, to find out what stretching / exercises are right for you
  • Set realistic goals
  • Make achievable action plans
  • Pace up your activites
  • Choose a getting active activity that you will enjoy doing (see page 17 in the Pain Toolkit booklet
    • Yoga
    • Tai Chi
    • Pilates
    • Dancing
  • Thinking of joining a gym/health club?
    • Choose a gym/health club that meets your needs and of course, friendly
    • Has trainers who understand what pain self-management is
    • Willing to show you around the equipment 
    • Dont forget to check out the NHS Fitness Studio, which is free to join. It has lots of easy to follow exercise videos for beginners
  • Have a setback plan in case you overdo it 

If I've missed any out, please let me know, so I can add to the list

The main thing is that you enjoy getting active, so you don't give up.

 

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Run by Pete Moore. The Pain Toolkit workshops are for healthcare professionals and people who live with persistent pain. The full and half day workshops are delivered in a relaxed and friendly environment and incorporating time for questions and discussion.

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