Aerobic Activity

Aerobic activity is important to boost your mood and your energy and to help your body to produce its own natural pain killers. You can produce natural pain relief through other ways too, but exercise is something that should be a regular part of your self-management plan. If you are going to do aerobic activity, choose something you enjoy that’s within your physical abilities. Even if you choose something you enjoy, it isn’t always going to be a perfect session every time. We have ups and downs from day to day with pain and fatigue. Just try to be persistent, but flexible with yourself.


The graphic in the link below describes common sense exercise and movement guidelines prepared by Ben Cormack, a well-respected physiotherapist and pain educator.  You’ll find many aerobic activity tips that you can relate to.

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