Break the Cycle of Aches and Pains: Simple Steps to Improve Your Health and Mobility

Sitting for extended periods can lead to tightness and discomfort in your hips, back, shoulders, and neck. This cycle of aches and pains can restrict your lifestyle and even pose a risk of injury. Fortunately, there are straightforward actions you can take to break this cycle and prevent it from occurring in the first place.

  1. Move Regularly: Stand up and take short walks around your office or front room. Set a timer as a reminder. If you are sat at a desk try these upper body exercises you can do seated or standing.
  2. Stretch: Sitting for prolonged periods can cause tightness in your hip flexors, which can affect other muscles. Stretching these muscles can help prevent future injuries.
  3. Be Active: Look for opportunities to incorporate movement into your daily routine. Exercise, take walks, use the stairs, park farther away, and find reasons to keep moving. This not only relieves tight muscles but also boosts your metabolism. Check out my Pilates and Yoga classes here.

By following these four simple steps consistently for one week, you’ll be amazed at the improvement in how you feel.

Pilates for Back pain

When you are in pain, you may feel scared to exercise but if we manage to do this safely, not only can it reduce pain, it can help you move better. 

The more you move, the better your body and back will function. Things you find difficult doing in your everyday activities have the potential to become pain free or at least less painful.

What if you could use a proven and tested, step by step exercise system, helping you to reduce the risk of long term medical care❓  👏

What if you could go to a class with a teacher who specialises in back pain and go at your own pace, in an environment where you feel safe❓ 

What if you knew the exact gentle low impact exercises (no jumping which can cause the back to jolt) to do where you didn’t have to sweat?

What if you could reduce the impact that back pain has on your life. Loading the dishwasher, getting your socks on in the morning and getting out of bed would be so much easier❓ 

Have you thought about a Pilates class to help with all of these? We have a class in Keynsham Mondays 5.45pm, Tuesdays 9.30am and Wednesday 9.30am.

Hip Mobility

Hip mobility is an essential aspect of overall physical fitness and health. It is the ability of the hip joints to move freely and comfortably in all directions. It is important for maintaining good posture and preventing lower back pain. Tight hips can also lead to discomfort and a limited range of motion during exercise or daily activities.

Fortunately, there are many exercises that can help improve hip mobility. Here are five exercises you can try:

Incorporating these exercises into your workout routine can help improve hip mobility and prevent discomfort and injury. Remember to start with gentle movements and gradually increase the intensity as you feel comfortable.

If you enjoyed these we have spaces on beginners Yoga Thursdays at 7pm and Stretch and Tone on Tuesdays at 10.00pm.

Feeling unmotivated?

It’s not uncommon to experience a lack of motivation, and it can be frustrating when you have things you want to accomplish but can’t seem to muster up the energy to do so. When faced with this challenge, it’s essential to remember that motivation is not always easy to come by, and it’s okay to feel demotivated at times.

One approach that can help is to break down your tasks into smaller, more manageable steps. By doing so, you can create a sense of progress and accomplishment that can help build momentum and increase motivation. Even the smallest actions, like writing a to-do list or taking a five-minute break to stretch, can provide a sense of accomplishment and help build momentum towards larger tasks.

Another helpful strategy is to focus on your goals and the reasons why you want to accomplish them. This can provide a sense of purpose and remind you of the value of the work you’re doing. Try to visualize what achieving your goals will look and feel like, and use that as motivation to take action.

If you’re still struggling, it may be helpful to take a break and do something enjoyable or relaxing. Sometimes, stepping away from a task can provide clarity and help you return to it with renewed energy and motivation. You could also try talking to a friend or colleague for support or accountability, or even seek professional help from a therapist or coach.

In summary, getting motivated can be difficult, but by breaking tasks into smaller steps, focusing on your goals, taking breaks, seeking support, and being kind to yourself, you can increase your chances of success. Remember that motivation is not always constant, and it’s okay to take things one step at a time.

Yoga challenge

Did you know that Yoga is a great way to alleviate feelings of depression and anxiety?

Learn Yoga for free today

Whilst practicing Yoga, the body releases endorphins (natural mood boosters) which helps you take your mind off your worries?

Yoga is a low-impact exercise that involves slow, controlled movements and breathing techniques that promote relaxation and stress relief. 

Sign up for this free Yoga challenge and I will send to you short achievable yoga poses that you can practice at home at a time that suits you. These videos will help you gain confidence in starting your Yoga practice.

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Beginners Yoga class sequence

Are you looking for a beginners Yoga class? But are not sure it is for you? When you think of yoga do you think that people might be contorting their bodies into uncomfortable positions?

Yoga is much more than that. It is a series of exercises that can be done by almost all people – not just the young who are in shape and healthy. Yoga can be performed by senior citizens, disabled people, and even children. Yoga is an ancient art that has been practiced for centuries. Over the years, it has risen in popularity as a way to stay fit, get in touch with one’s inner self, and keep a balance of sanity in a sometimes insane world.

Yoga can help bring you inner peace when you are stressed out. It can even help relieve the pain of headaches, backaches, and menstrual cramps.

Have you been thinking of joining yoga but think you’re not flexible or fit enough? Try out this complete beginners yoga sequence in the comfort of your own home and see how you get on.

Georgie teaches our complete beginners yoga class in Keynsham.

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