Social isolation, get the most out of your time. This is a difficult time for some and therefore have put together some tips on what you can do to try and stay active and healthy during this uncertain period.
Sticking to a routine is something I have found very beneficial. My number one recommendation is to set a goal every morning of something you want to achieve for the day. It could be as simple as going for a short walk. Make your goal simple and achievable.
Secondly Daily Exercise:
Aim for 30 minutes of exercise each day. Not only is moving your body beneficial for your physical health, the benefits for your mental health include releasing endorphins, which help to relieve stress and increase energy levels. This exercise could be in the form of short walk, run or bike ride outside or a home workout using pantry staples such as tin cans if you do not have weights.
And lastly try something new:
Something I have always wanted to start, but have never found the time to dedicate to is yoga and meditation. I have started completing daily yoga and meditation sessions which has not only given me a challenge but helps clear my mind and switch off from my work day. Yoga is also another form of exercise which is easy to complete inside and only requires minimal equipment.
Here are some other ideas of what you can do to stay active during social isolation:
- Walking / bush walking
- Bike riding
- Home workouts: you don’t necessary need gym equipment to complete a home workout. You can find you can use a lot of things from around your house as items, such as filling a grocery bag with tin cans, filling up water bottles or just simply doing body weight exercises
- Pilates – would like a one on one session of clinical Pilates from the comfort of your own home? We can provide you a session through our online Telehealth platfrom
Our teams, Healthy Mates in Bendigo and Mallee Physio in Swan Hill and Kerang are currently offering online physiotherapy consultations through telehealth. Contact us in Bendigo on 5441 8333 and Swan Hill 5032 5888 on to enquire or to book one of these appointments. Appointments can also be scheduled using our online booking service.
Take care, stay safe, we’re all in this together!
Casey Livingston | Physiotherapist
B. App Sci & M. Physio Practice
Healthy Mates Health & Conditioning Complex