I have a goal to get strong and take care of my future mobility. I want to be my future friend and ensure my body is getting enough movement and support needed for it to work at it’s absolute best for me. Pain is often an indicator that something isn’t right and it’s worth trying to figure out what you can do to ease any discomfort early on.
Taking care of our mobility is really important – even more so for family members that are aging. There are plenty of things you can do to help protect and preserve your mobility or for that of loved ones and elderly relatives.
Epsom Salt Baths
These are a great way to relax, refresh and rejuvinate sore and tired muscles. Doing this after we exercise or just to relax and refresh can help muscles in your body recover from strenous movement. I find having an epsom salt bath really relaxing and helps me get a better, more relaxed night sleep when I use them as part of my nigthtime relaxation routine.
These are particularly useful for elderly relatives that need a bit of help and comfort in the home. Fenetic Wellbeing Recliner Chairs might be an ideal choice for a comfortable place to sit and relax in the evening. The reclining feature helps bodies get into the most comfortable position whilst offering plenty of support.
Movement and exercise should never be about punishing our bodies and we should always strive to do something that feels good for us. That might be a gentle walk, yoga, a HIIT class, the gym or simply dancing around. Our bodies are made to move and when we move our muscles, joints and bodies regularly they can get a little stronger and this can help protect them from future strain.
Talking to your GP or healthcare team
Making sure your issues are known really helps ensure you are on the right care path for your body. Pain can really affect our physical and mental wellbeing so it’s important to talk to someone to ensure you are doing all you can to protect your mobility.
Physio might be needed for mobility issues and something you can be reffered to, or if you can afford it, something that you can do privately. I had some physiotheraphy after my second child was born which included some posture correcting exercise, a sports massage on my back where I was experiencing pain and some gentle movements to practise regularly. I found this really helped me, particularly the sports massage. It might not be for everyone but it’s something else to consider to help protect your mobility in the future.