How To Plan An Osteoarthritis Workout At Home To Minimise Symptoms

Are you trying to cope with persistent, painful symptoms of osteoarthritis and you’ve had enough and want to start taking steps to help yourself at home?

We find when a patient reaches this point, they get overwhelmed at the prospect of putting together a plan that will ease their symptoms at home.

So we’ve put together this helpful guide for planning osteoarthritis workouts at home to minimize your symptoms and allow you to start getting your life back, pain-free!

Plan Different Types Of Exercise Into Your Routine

When it comes to managing osteoarthritis symptoms, exercise is crucial.

However, there are certain types of exercise that have been found to be beneficial for people with osteoarthritis such as strength training, walking, and swimming.

Strength training is so important to people with an osteoarthritis diagnosis in order to strengthen their muscles and joints so they can heal and grow stronger.

Our osteoarthritis patients love using our strength training studio to build up their strength in a safe and supportive environment!

Walking and swimming are just two types of low-impact exercise that can help osteoarthritis patients maintain joint health and move without stiffness holding them back.

It’s also important you mix and match these exercises in your osteoarthritis workout to target different areas of your body and keep yourself interested and engaged in your routine.

There’s nothing more boring than doing the same types of exercise every day!

Set Achievable Goals

When planning your osteoarthritis workout, it’s important to set achievable targets to keep you motivated and feeling successful.

It’s vital to note that you won’t see progress overnight and it’s something that takes time and endurance but you WILL see results eventually.

Plus, you could even get back to doing activities that were too painful for you before like planting in the garden or going out to the park with the grandkids!

Stay Motivated

When it comes to organizing your osteoarthritis workout, you should plan things into your routine to keep you motivated!

It’s not just about putting the physical work in to reach your goals, but also getting your mind in the right place to succeed.

You should visualize yourself succeeding, and take each step towards your goal with purpose and intention.

Remember to take care of your body and mind by fueling with healthy foods and getting adequate rest. And most importantly, don’t give up when faced with obstacles or setbacks.

Stay focused, stay driven, and you’ll come out on top!

Listen To Your Body

If you’re new to exercise or you’re increasing the intensity of your workouts, you should listen to your body.

Often you need to pace yourself and make sure you’re not working so hard that you may cause injuries or hinder your progress.

If your body is feeling tired or weak, the best thing you can do is to take a rest day, and be assured it’s not the end of the world!

Rest days can actually promote motivation as you come back to your workout feeling refreshed and ready to start again.

Want Expert Help To Manage Your Osteoarthritis?

Do you feel like you’ve tried everything to improve your osteoarthritis but nothing seems to be helping your pain and stiffness?

It could be time to consider physiotherapy as a treatment option to help you overcome some of your pain and look forward to a future of independence!

Right now, we’re offering you the chance to be a part of our 3-month ‘Be Active With Arthritis’ program where we cover 3 key areas for managing your osteoarthritis, advice, and education, exercise in both resistance, cardio, and weight loss where appropriate.

If you’re looking for some extra support to proactively manage your condition and improve your quality of life, this is an amazing program for you!

If you want to know more about our 3-month ‘Be Active With Arthritis’ program, we offer a free 30-minute telephone consultation where you can ask any questions you may have and find out more information.

Arrange your free telephone consultation by calling our Lucan clinic at 086 787 6358.

Other Free Resources For Osteoarthritis

We have a FREE ‘The Osteoarthritis Guidebook’ – Call us at 086 787 6358 to get yourself a copy of our free ebook and it will help you to get clarity on the best evidence approach to managing your diagnosis naturally.

Read Our Blog – Exercise With Osteoarthritis: Support Joints And Strengthen Muscles

Read Our Blog – 4 Tips To Manage Osteoarthritis Naturally And Maintain Your Independence

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