Maintaining your exercise routine at home is important for both your physical and mental health.
If you normally attend a gym or exercise class, it can be tricky to find the motivation to exercise at home when no one is there to keep you on track. Remember exercise is not only important for your physical and mental health, it’s also been proven to help reduce symptoms such as breathlessness.
We’re excited to present episode two in our Maintaining Movement series to help you stay motivated and keep your body moving by incorporating simple and effective exercises into your day. In this episode, Pulmonary Exercise Manager and Exercise Physiologist Emma Gainer takes you through a series of exercises you can do while preparing dinner or waiting for the kettle to boil. Utilising your kitchen bench and everyday objects like milk bottles, these exercises will help increase your heart rate.
Remember to read our Exercise Safety Guidelines here before starting a new exercise routine.
Understanding COVID-19 Webinar
Our next webinar in the Understanding COVID-19 webinar series will be presented by Janet Bondarenko, Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist, on Friday 8 May.
The webinar, Staying fit and strong at home during the pandemic, will present practical advice and tips on how to exercise safely at home, with the opportunity for questions at the end of the session.
To register, click here.
Please note: if you have registered for our previous Understanding COVID-19 webinars you will automatically receive access to the whole series.
Maintaining Movement Episode one: Armchair exercises
If you missed it, the first episode in our Maintaining Movement series takes you through exercises you can do from the couch. These exercises are gentle and are a great way to slowly introduce movement into your day.
To watch episode one, click here.
Maintaining healthy habits at home
Why not use this extra time at home to try out new, simple recipes? Eating a healthy and nutritious diet is important to fuel your body and can even help improve your mental health.
Read our Respiratory Care Nurse Amanda’s tips for incorporating healthy meals and snacks into your daily routine, here.
Better Living with Exercise
Our free downloadable Better Living with Exercise resource features additional exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routine, including
stretching techniques to help you recover after exercising. You can plan your week and track your progress in the exercise log included.
Download the resource here.
We’re here for you
Our Information and Support Centre staff are available to connect you with resources and support services to help you during this time. Also keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for the latest updates.
Our Information and Support Centre is open Monday to Friday 8:00am-4:30pm (QLD).
To contact us please freecall 1800 654 301 and select option 3.