We've been busy all week putting together ideas for things you can do at home while you're not able to carry out your normal routine. It's important during times of stress that we take care of our ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to begin healthy habits and set new goals and routines. Maybe you would like to start meditating or doing a daily yoga program. Maybe your goals are to connect with others through phone calls and video conferencing. Perhaps you're still having to go to work and that is taking a toll on you mentally, so your goal is just to get enough rest. We all have different needs at this time, and it's important to do what's right for you.
This issue includes some tips on staying healthy in all areas of our lives. We encourage you to make sure you are getting enough rest, connecting with loved ones, and establish routines for your day, even if it's not your normal routine.
Remember that we are here for you during this time, so if you need to contact your therapist you are more than welcome to email us anytime. You can also call the clinic and leave a voicemail, and someone will get back to you. Until we meet again, stay safe out there.
Try Something New Tuesday...
What's Up Wednesday...
and Adrian spent time with his little guy. And Blaine? Well, they worked to keep everything going as smoothly as it could, but still found time for a family workout...
A special thank you from Blaine and the team goes out to Momma D’Arcy for everything she has had to take on during these times. We’d be lost without everything she does!
There are exercises you can do at home to help you stay fit when you can't get to the gym. If you don't have a home gym, which many of us don't, it can be difficult to continue your strength program. Each week one of our therapists will lead you through some fitness activities you can do at home as part of "Fitness Friday". These videos will also be available on our YouTube channel.
This week Mat Palmer showed us Corner T's and Wall Sits, both of which can be done at home without any special equipment.
A message from the man himself:
During this time of self-isolation we want you to know that even though you can't see us in person, we are still here for you. We are in the process of getting a Telehealth option set-up so that we can consult with you over videoconference, and this should be available in the coming days. Over the next few days you will also receive an email from your therapist; don't hesitate to let us know if you have questions. In the meantime you can, as always, reach us by email if you have questions about your treatment or exercise program.
As one way of keeping in touch we will be posting on our social media outlets more frequently, and giving you some helpful tips and bit of insight into the lives of your Mackie Physio Family as we are in the process of self-isolating with you. For this first week we thought we'd provide some important tips for staying mentally and physically healthy during this difficult time.
Keep your mind and body active and try something new! Challenge yourself to do something fun everyday, or something that makes you feel good - learn something new, read a book, finish a project, meditate, pray. (In Blaine's case it's eat brownies!) This is important for our mental and spiritual health, which in turn helps our physical health.
Cook a healthy and delicious meal...
Trying a new recipe or learning a new skill can help us feel better mentally and eating a well-balanced diet can help us feel better physically.
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