If you have a physical disability there may be limitations to the exercises you are able to carry out. Here at Reach Rehab we specialise in complex and catastrophic injury rehabilitation as well as standard rehabilitation. If you would like any advice on safe exercise for you, please get in touch with us.

Previously we discussed in the importance of keeping active during Lockdown. We discussed in the blog the benefits associated with exercise.

see: https://reachrehab.co.uk/2020/03/28/why-do-we-need-to-keep-active-at-home/

But the reality of exercise during lockdown is very different to that under normal circumstances. It is however even more important, as for the vast majority of people, their levels of physical exertion will be far less than usual.

We are working online, via virtual therapy sessions and are contactable over emails for FREE advice for small queries.

For more information on our online physiotherapy please see:

https://reachrehab.co.uk/2020/05/07/online-physiotherapy-consultations/

Below are some useful links for gentle seated exercise and Yoga for children:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/sitting-exercises/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo5DyRzH6Mc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pbhr0TMmg9I

MINDFULNESS

Remember exercise is not only good for physical health but also for mental health.

Mindfulness is the psychological process of purposely bringing your attention to experiences occurring in the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, through a gentle, nurturing lens. … When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune into what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.

Research suggest that mindfulness helps us tune out distractions and improves our memory and attention skills. It also improves our ability to recall information. Helps regulate emotions. Those that practice mindfulness experience a decrease in emotional reactivity and an increase in cognitive focus. It can therefore me calming, relaxing and improve our mental wellbeing at a time when this will be tested.

Below are some useful links regarding mindfulness… remember to smell the roses :-)…

https://www.heysigmund.com/different-ways-to-practice-mindfulness/

https://www.mindful.org/daily-mindful-walking-practice/

https://www.mindful.org/meditation/mindfulness-getting-started/