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  • Writer's pictureAdam Whatley

4 ways to keep moving when you have joint pains

Updated: Mar 1, 2019

If you suffer from joint pain, exercise may seem like the last thing you want to do. But movement is essential and the right exercises performed properly can be keep you joints healthly and strong. For some people, the right exercise routine can even help delay unwanted surgery.

No exercises important, it is even more regular and consistent. Although it may seem like a burden, once you are in a regular routine it is simple, therapeutic and enjoyable. Below are 4!ways to help you get into the routine of physical activity:

1) Make time. Skip unwanted TV shows. Get up half an hour earlier each day for a light morning workout. If you believe that you do not have significant time then try 10-minute walks, or half a workout in the morning and half in the evening. Downloading a few audiobooks, and then going for a walk is extremely useful.

2) Build activity into your daily routine. Take stairs. When commuting, get off the bus or train a stop or two ahead.

3) Find a workout buddy. Working out with a friend can be more enjoyable, plus you're less likely to cancel on the spur of the moment.

4) Buy home equipment necessary for exercising at home, join a gym, try a class in your community, or walk the shops or to school.

When motivation flags, remind yourself of your goals, plan small rewards and make a log. Achievements are hugely encouraging.

For more information get in touch with us here at Dynamic Osteopath in Solihull.


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