Moving through change

 

Things are changing and will continue to change over the next few months. We can easily let these uncertain times to our routines affect all aspects of our health.

This is the time that exercise becomes even more important than ever.

The sooner you create a new ‘new’ when it comes to exercise the better you will be coming out the other side of this pandemic.

Exercise can be one of the most positive strategies you can be using to manage both your mental and physical health at the moment. But you need to be proactive and intentional with your planning and create a new routine. The most important thing is don’t over think it and just move.

If you are self isolating at home or working remotely a weekly or daily plan can help you keep these important activities a regular part of your week. But it wont just happen unless you plan for it. We have too much going on in our heads at the moment to rely on our self motivation.

Create a weekly plan and put it somewhere you can see it. Ticking the box when completed is a simple strategy to keep you on track.

 

Example Weekly Exercise Plan

  • Mon – Walk with dog 45 mins
  • Tues – Beginners yoga you tube video
  • Wed – Walk 30 mins and body weight strength circuit
  • Thurs – Pilates/Tai Chi you tube video
  • Fri – Walk 45mins
  • Sat – Strength circuit with resistance bands
  • Sun – Rest

 

In these uncertain times there are many things that we can’t control, but we can control our choices. Putting a simple plan in place can be a game changer in how you manage your health in this stage.

 

Vicky Graham
Accredited Exercise Physiologist
True North Wellness

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