SECTION 3: FAQ
HOW CAN I FIT EXERCISE INTO MY LIFE?
To be effective, exercise needs to be a regular part of your life so that it becomes part of your routine. To help you get the best out of your exercise programme think about the best time of day for you to exercise. Fatigue may vary throughout the day so some times in the day will be better than others. Set aside a time to do your exercises.
HOW CAN I MAKE EXERCISE ENJOYABLE?
There are many ways that help you to enjoy your exercise:
- Get an exercise partner.
- Exercise to music.
- Reward yourself when you reach your goals.
- Track your progress using the web-based physio website.
Keep going – it might be hard at first, but it does get easier.
WHAT IF I CAN’T DO MY EXERCISE PROGRAMME FOR A WHILE?
There may be times when you do not feel able to exercise, or when it would be wise to do less than usual, for example, if you catch a cold or a urinary tract infection. It is often a good idea to rest and recover from an illness rather than push yourself too hard. Whatever your reasons for taking a break from exercise, remember to start again and build up slowly. If you need to, set yourself lower targets to begin with, pace yourself and build up gradually to a level you can manage. If you have stopped your exercise programme for any reason it is important to contact your physiotherapist to let them know and to plan your return to your programme.