30 Mar staying mobile at home
With lockdown well started, but still a long way to go, we should be thinking about how we can maintain our health and mobility in this new routine. Some of you may have young children so don’t get a chance to sit down, but others may be spending a bit of time in a different work environment. This may mean a different chair, desk and work station. Staying healthy means keeping your body moving. Walks, be it with your partner, your kids, or just yourself – depending on the level of sanity you require – are important so keep these up. If you didn’t do any before, now is a great time to start a new routine.
REMEMBER WHEN STARTING SOMETHING NEW, START GRADUALLY. SOME MUSCLE DISCOMFORT SHORT TERM IS OK BUT YOU SHOULD NOT EXPERIENCE PAIN.
Because you can’t always get it right, occasionally the muscles get a bit tight or you get a bit tense. In these times a few gentle exercises may help. Below are some to try. These can be done daily or a few times a day, depending on how you are feeling
All exercises listed are to help you.
if you feel they are increasing any pain or discomfort stop doing them and see help.
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For a handout with all the exercises click here
The exercises above on the left are good for the neck, shoulders and upper back. They should be done gently to encourage movement and not forced. The ones on the right are for your lower back. The bottom two are a similar exercise – just in a different position. Use what you find most comfortable
The next exercises are for the hip region, but can also help with tension in the lower back region. The one below stretches the front of the hip which often gets tight with lots of sitting. The three on the right are for the butt region. They all do the same thing so are alternatives depending on comfort. With these you should feel a stretch in the butt and not the groin.. If you feel it in the groin, stop and try a different one