Since the beginning of the pandemic, each of us have had to adapt in many aspects of our lives. With recent new restrictions, we find it more important than ever to find ways to stay active, both for our minds and our bodies.
From a clinical point of you, many of our patients have been unable to maintain some of their activities in the community, which are important both socially and physically. We have come up with a list of ideas for you to stay active as we all adjust to our new normal.
Keep in mind that all of our suggestions have to respect safety measures as directed by our government. This means keeping your distance and/or wearing a mask within 2 meters of someone else.
Simple Ways to Stay Active
- Keep up with outdoor chores. Time to rake some leaves, put the summer furniture away, clean up flower beds and clean your car for the winter. Remember to pace yourself and take some well-deserved breaks.
- Consider walking to get your coffee or a few grocery items. St-Joseph Boulevard has a beautiful wide sidewalk and lots of benches and flower pots. Have you ever noticed the historical plaques along the Boulevard?
- Have you ordered some take out from our local restaurants? Consider walking there to get your order!
- The bike trails are still accessible and it’s the perfect time to appreciate all the fall colours!
- Follow a virtual class. Many local organizations and businesses offer virtual yoga and exercise class. This is great to keep you accountable and also allow you to touch base with other people in the community.
- Call a friend and enjoy a walk together while maintaining your distance. If this is not possible, set up a friendly weekly competition or goal based on kilometers or steps.
- Get a home exercise program catered to your needs. Consult with your health care professional and get a home exercise plan for you to do in the comfort of your home. This is great even if you don’t have any equipment at home, as many household items can do the trick!
How To Reach Us!
If you need help with a home exercise program, our physiotherapists are here to help! Please contact us through our contact page or email us at [email protected]. We can offer virtual sessions and help you from the comfort of your home. Otherwise, we are also available in clinic, as we follow all protocols to keep you and our community safe!