Exercises to do in bed

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Ann is still recovering from ‘flu so her natter is very short this month. As you can see, Ann’s still doing some gentle exercises (and possibly watching herself on one of our DVDs). It’s shocking how quickly we lose muscle strength and mobility after a period of illness, in fact 10 days in bed can equate to 10 years of muscle loss.

Ann recently starred in a new training resource that we will be sharing with you soon. This is to help people to do some simple movements when they are recovering in hospital or after an illness. This is part of a national campaign to End PJ Paralysis which encourages people to get up, get out of their pyjamas, get dressed and get moving.

If you would like to read more about it, check out our blog here. 

If you or someone you know is going into hospital or recovering afterwards, encourage them to do these simple actions from their bed or chair*:

*Please check with your doctor or nurse before doing any of these exercises to ensure they are suitable for you.

Here’s Ann’s mini natter –

And it was all going so well. The new year, decorations down and I even noted a neighbour cutting her lawn on the 5th January.  Ok, so I knew we would have some bad weather to face but me being ill – it could never happen, could it?  The rest of January went by in a blur but that was then.  I expect many of you will have had the dreaded flu and chest infections too.  I hope you’re all recovering – we’re one day nearer to spring.  What a blessing to have Move its kindly approach to temporary immobility.  Yes, I’m using the gentle exercise programmes to restore leg strength and muscle tone.

Today is 6th February.  The weather’s mild and I’m typing this by an open window – bliss!! And so the month continued.  Wonderful weather and I made sure I got some sun.  The call of the garden has been irresistible but my diary has remained empty.  I hope to be firing on all cylinders soon so that by the end of March, I’ll have something interesting to report.  The most exciting event this month has been that I treated myself to a manicure!  Must get out more.

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