The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists has launched a new campaign, Love activity, Hate exercise?
It is well documented that physical inactivity is a major public health problem. This campaign sets about to help identify barriers that prevent people from being more active. It also highlights what a positive influence as Physio’s can have in promoting and supporting physical activity at every touch point.
As a team of Physiotherapists, Pilates Instructors, Sports Therapists & Sports Massage Practitioners, we all have an important role to play in promoting physical activity. We want to maximise the opportunities to discuss the benefits of physical activity and any barriers to it with our patients, and make exercise more accessible to a wider range of people.
goPhysio’s Clinical Director, Paul, says “It doesn’t have to be ‘exercise’ per se, ‘activity’ is what is great! It’s about keeping it simple, finding things that you enjoy doing that get you moving and challenge you physically. So, gardening, walking, playing tennis with friends, marathon running, taking the stairs instead of the lift, even pushing a trolley round the supermarket, they all count! That’s what’s great about this campaign, even if the term ‘exercise’ frightens you, you don’t need to be afraid of being active!”
Do more of what you love with physio is such a great term. It’s exactly what we do – help make sure you can do more of what you love doing!
So whether that’s physio or sports therapy treatment to help you recover from an injury, Pilates to help improve and maintain your physical wellbeing or Positive Steps elderly exercise classes, we run a host of services from our clinic in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, that help you do more of what you love.
So, what are the tips to getting started if you love activity but hate exercise?
- Find something you enjoy so that you’ll keep going.
- Set goals for yourself – big or small – to keep you motivated.
- Pace yourself – start slowly and gradually build up.
- It’s OK to ache but if pain persists, ease back and go slower.
- Need more motivation and support? Find someone join you!
If you need any help or support or just don’t know where to start, just get in touch. Our friendly and supportive team are here to help you.