Achieve fitness with our help!
Made a promise to yourself to get ﬁ t in 2007? If you did, you’re not alone. Many of our patients make this same promise to themselves however find it hard to get motivated once the summer months are over. The physios in
this practice can help.
We can recommend exercises that are designed specifically for you to achieve your desired level of fitness. The more you repeat and become aware of an activity, the easier it becomes. Our practice looks at types of exercises/ activities,
specific workloads, durations of activities/sessions and intensity guidelines and can devise a plan to help you achieve your target fitness level.
To help we have seven tips to help you become motivated and ﬁt in 2006.
Tip 1 - Start slow
If you’ve been inactive for some time it’s important to start slowly and gradually build up. Begin with low impact activities such as walking, swimming or using an exercise bike. We can help suggest an appropriate level to
start at based on your current fitness.
Tip 2 - Know yourself
Talk to us about your medical history or any problematic areas which may affect your choice of activity. We can help make exercise safer.
Tip 3 - Warm up
Remember to warm up, warm down and stretch before and after gentle activity to minimise muscle soreness. If you’re not sure - we can show you some warm up techniques.
Tip 4 - Come prepared
Make sure you have appropriate footwear for your activity and a bottle of water to keep you hydrated.
Tip 5 - Venues
Gyms are great places to get active but you must ensure that you are well supervised. Not a gym person - then try something else - go bush walking or go for a bike ride! Even simply - take the stairs, walk to the train station or local
shops! Better still - see us for regular assessment and instruction.
Tip 6 - Record your progress
Keep a diary or log of your progress - it will serve as a reminder of how far you’ve come and give you encouragement if you’re feeling disheartened. Reward yourself with something healthy when you achieve mini goals.
Tip 7 - Workout with someone
Find a workout mate or buddy. You’re more likely to keep a workout date if you’re doing the activity with a friend, or you’re a member of a club.
See one of our physiotherapists about developing an exercise program for you today and GET MOTIVATED!
If you have any injury concerns, stop your activity and consult one of our physiotherapists. The sooner you address these injuries the quicker you can resume your favourite activity.