Self Care. How to find a routine that works for you.

Self care is something we do deliberately to take care of our physical, emotional and mental health. There are many ways to take care of yourself. Exercise, cooking, massage, being outside, reading and watching T.V. are just a few of my own self care tactics.   Everybody has their own version of self care but some people are better at prioritizing it than others.

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Managing arthritic pain with exercise, especially Pilates

Equipment Pilates is an excellent form of exercise for  people with severe Osteoarthritis because a lot of the work we do is partial weight bearing, (lying down) and the compressional forces that exist when you are standing, are not there.

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Ergonomics - Making your job work with your body, not against it.

We spend our lives aware of risks. We wear a seat belt when we get in a car, or life-jackets when on water. But the small everyday actions that take up much of our lives carry a less obvious risk. One that can take time. Something your employer is duty bound to help you address - even if the employer is you!

So, next time you look at your desk, your car, your work station, why not take a moment to consider how to re-arrange the job to work with your body and not against it

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