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How many steps have you done today?

Sure, there are many good pedometers out there that will measure your footsteps each day to make sure you reach your chosen target. And it is clear that movement throughout a day is a core aspect of keeping fit and free from aches, strains, or worse.

 

However, there are other steps that many can take to integrate where needed physiotherapy style exercises into a busy day’s schedule to help remain supple, strong, and hopefully free from discomfort.

 

Working with your qualified physiotherapist you may be able to build some of the following opportunities into your daily routine by making some small changes:

 

  • Morning rituals: Consider physiotherapy-inspired stretches and movements to kickstart your day, promoting flexibility and preventing stiffness. Learn how simple exercises can set a positive tone for the hours ahead. 

  • Desk-bound workouts: Take advice on suitable physiotherapy exercises that can be seamlessly integrated into your workday, combating the negative effects of prolonged sitting. From desk stretches to posture-improving movements, find ways to keep your body active, even in an office setting. 

  • Mindful movement breaks: If time and circumstance allow, take short breaks throughout the day for quick physiotherapy exercises. These mindful moments can help improve circulation, reduce muscle tension, and enhance overall vitality. 

  • Household strength training: Consider turning household chores into muscle-building activities. Learn how everyday tasks like vacuuming, gardening, or carrying groceries can double as effective physiotherapy exercises, making chores a part of your fitness routine. 

  • Evening unwind: After a busy day, consider your wind down routine with physiotherapy-inspired relaxation techniques. Explore stretches and movements that release tension, aiding in muscle recovery and promoting a restful night's sleep. 


Don’t forget others may want to be involved

 

  • Family fitness: Explore family-friendly physiotherapy exercises that can be enjoyed with loved ones. From simple stretches to interactive games, make physical activity a shared experience, promoting a healthy lifestyle for everyone. 


Summary

 

We are all individuals and there is no right or wrong answer as to which of the above, or combination of the above would work for you. However, you can see that there are normally opportunities to encourage and embrace changes, even if small, to foster a consistent and holistic approach to improving strength and well-being.

 

These are examples of small changes that might have an impact on your ongoing strength, flexibility, and overall well-being. 


Contact Us 

 

Talk to your physiotherapist to create a suitable regular programme for your individual circumstances and needs. So, perhaps count the number of steps you take each day, but also consider the additional stretches and exercises that you can incorporate every day to your routine.

 

We look forward to helping you with your physiotherapy needs, tailored to your personal circumstances, through 2024 and beyond. 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.

 

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