Pain, whether from an arthritis flare, an operation or a chronic health condition can stop you from being normally physically active and when you don’t ‘move it you lose it’. Gradually getting stiffer and weaker, eventually, you find you have difficulty getting out of a chair, going upstairs, going for a walk or doing other activities you enjoy. This, in turn, can make you unsteady on your feet. Research has shown that walking outside or the fear of falling both double your risk of actually falling over. This ultimately puts limits on your lifestyle.
I’m sure most people are aware that regular physical activity has wide-ranging health benefits but putting it into practice is another challenge entirely. It’s difficult to find the time, the place, the people or the right type of exercise that’s not too difficult or too boring!