Don’t lock down your body! | Physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey
Updated: Dec 22, 2020
With England in lockdown again for November 2020, and possibly longer, with many of the leisure facilities we had started to enjoy after the first lockdown having once more closed their doors. Whether you are a gym-goer, swimmer, or a devotee of another form of exercise, it is going to be a little while before it is possible to get back to your normal routine. Here at Life Made Simple we understand this second lockdown will be tough of physical wellbeing. However, we are here to offer expert advice and physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.
However, that does not mean that inactivity is the order of the day. Far from it – a planned approach to a routine of wellbeing is more important than ever, particularly when we consider that people are likely to be less active in the winter months anyway, regardless of any coronavirus restrictions that may apply at the moment. Quite a few people managed to establish a successful and enjoyable exercise routine during the first lockdown although, understandably, motivation might be waning a bit now. Do not be too hard on yourself if you are struggling to find the enthusiasm to keep active – you are certainly not alone – however, a little movement every day can go a long way.
Tips to get moving
How can you make it easier to get moving? One tip is to think about whether you are naturally a morning or an afternoon person, and to fit your exercise into your schedule to maximise your peak hours. For example, if you are naturally more active early on in the day, try and fit in a walk, run, exercise routine or stretching first thing. In our experience, you are more likely to be successful in sticking to a set time if it suits your body clock. If you a miss a day or two, that is fine, you might want to think about a ‘top-up’ at the weekend in the lighter hours in the great outdoors.
With this in mind, you might want to set yourself some targets of the activity you want to achieve over the coming weeks. There’s still plenty you can do to get active, and maybe now is the time to try something you haven’t done before, such as an online exercise course, or a running app which gradually increases the distance you can cover.
Do check with your GP, health specialist or physiotherapist, though, before launching into anything strenuous which might not suit your frame and capabilities.
Mental health benefits of exercise
It is important to note that movement does not only stretch the body, but also the mind. The mental health benefits of exercise are well documented and of great relevance during the difficult and challenging times we all face.
Physiotherapists are open
Physiotherapists are open during the lockdown and can help to keep you in good condition and mobile over lockdown and the winter months. You might not need one straight away, but perhaps have a search online to see which physiotherapist in Guilford, Surrey and beyond might suit you if and when the need arises.
We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs. If you are interested in our services feel free to call us on 07309 272 555 or email Physio@Lifemadesimple.co.uk. Life Made Simple - expert physiotherapy in Guildford and Surrey.