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No exercising: what does that really mean?

Discussion in 'Exercises, therapy, walking aids' started by Josephine, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Josephine

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    When it is said here on BoneSmart that you should do "no exercising" what is NOT meant is "do nothing at all"!

    There are what we call ADLs or activities of daily living and these you should do, always.

    These are the ADLS
    Personal hygiene and grooming
    Dressing and undressing
    Functional transfers, e.g. Getting out of bed
    Voluntarily controlling bladder and bowel elimination
    Walking or using canes, crutches or a wheelchair
    Housework: laundry, dusting, vacuuming, cleaning windows
    Meal preparation and cleanup
    Care of pets (but not horses or farm animals!)​

    There are other activities such as
    answering the door
    meeting and greeting guests
    taking walks around the house, garden or street
    using the house stairs
    cleaning bathroom and toilet​

    So these activities can work just as well as formal exercises so long as they keep you up and about and active - though not to excess!
     
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