What we’ll cover
  1. Pick your space wisely:
  2. Wear shoes:
  3. Monitor your breathing:

Our top tips for exercising at home

Even though gyms and indoor fitness facilities have opened this week, many of us will continue to exercise from the comfort of our own homes. Tegan Skipworth identifies her top tips for older adults who may be deciding to continue exercising from home.

Pick your space wisely:

If exercising at home, be sure to choose the appropriate amount of floor space. Have a think about the space that will be required especially if you’re doing a combination of exercises that will involve moving around the room.

When doing exercises that are aimed at improving balance, ensure that there is a sturdy chair or support nearby.

Wear shoes:

Even though we’re in the safely and comfort of our own homes, it is advisable to wear footwear when doing exercise. Supportive and appropriately fitted footwear not only provides support underfoot but can greatly reduce the likelihood of slipping and falling.

Monitor your breathing:

It is important to monitor your breathing whilst exercising. Whilst we all naturally breathe a little bit heavier and faster while we exercise, it is important that breathing is always under control. When performing moderate intensity exercise at home, a good indicator to use is the ‘talk test’. Whilst exercising, you should be able to maintain a conversation if someone was to talk to you whilst you exercise.

Try these tips to ensure that you continue to exercise happily and healthily at home.  For a range of exercise ideas or workouts, feel free to check out our Functional Strength and Balance workout or our Advanced Home Workout.

Of course, if you require a specific and individualised exercise program, please don’t hesitate to contact our team or book online. Exercise programs can be developed either face to face or via telehealth.

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Last week we were fortunate enough to head back to uni and refresh our anatomy knowledge at @latrobeuni in the anatomy labs. 

Thank you to the Latrobe School of Physiotherapy for inviting us! Last week our team celebrated another great year. 

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Congratulations to our physiotherapists and ME community who ran on the day.

Dilen and Michael completed their first marathons. Abbey and Lizzie smashed out their first half. Last Sunday, our team headed down to see our own Matt Warren win a premiership in the VAFA Premier Men’s Competition. Last week our team dedicated a full day to professional development and team building. At ME Physio we pride ourselves on collaboration to put you at the centre of everything we do. 

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Tom is on the return from an ankle dislocation whilst Jude is putting in the hard work following a knee reconstruction. Last week our team enjoyed some friendly rivalry at the footy. 

With finals around the corner, some of our team can now safely make holidays plans for September. We recently had the pleasure of hosting the podiatry team from @sespodiatry. 

Our physiotherapists Michael and Abbey presented on rehabilitation following Achilles surgical repair and ankle surgery. Last weekend some of our team got together to complete the 10 km run @runmelbourne. There was no finish line picture as some were keen to run another 15 km!

Whilst running wasn’t for some - brunch was well received by everyone.

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