There are many health conditions that can contribute to immobility. It’s important to remain as active as possible if you find yourself or your loved one with a condition that has caused limitation in your daily movement.

Not moving enough can cause some serious health issues.   It’s important to increase your movement daily, even if it’s just a little.qtq80-OgDF0N

Here are some of the health effects of not moving.

  • Increased work load on your heard
  • Blood clots may form due to lack of movement
  • Constipation
  • Fluid Collections in the body
  • Depression
  • Skin breakdown

“ Life is like riding a bicycle… to keep you balance you must keep moving”  Albert Einstien

To improve your health you must increase your movement.  Get up and Get moving.

Tips on increasing mobility

  • Always check with your doctor before beginning any activity
  • Start slowly. Do not add unnecessary stress to your body by trying to move to fast or too quick.
  • If you hurt, stop and slow down
  • Find an activity that you enjoy. You will be more likely not to give up if it is something that you look forward to doing.
  • Be aware. Listen to your body during your activity if you feel any shortness of breath, chest pressure or if you feel lightheaded/ dizzy and/or nauseas, consult your doctor right away.
  • Do not do outdoor activities in excessive cold or heat. This could have adverse health effects.

If you are struggling on what to do to get moving here are a few simple activities that you can do at home.