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Delta Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation in Bury

Hello 2024!

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Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Year is behind us it’s now time for you to prioritise your health and wellbeing.

It doesn’t matter what age you are, investing in your health and wellbeing is always a good move. Ignore that voice in your head telling you “I’m too old to start now”, “I don’t have enough time” or “exercise is scary”. At Delta Physiotherapy we hear you, and we know it can be tough to find the motivation or overwhelming to even know where to start but we are here to go on this journey with you.

The road to a healthier you begins with small, manageable steps and here are a few suggestions to get you started.

Exercise

It doesn’t have to be an intense workout regime or a heavy weights sessions. It can simply be a daily walk to the shops, gentle Yoga or even gardening  which can do wonders for your overall health. Regular exercise not only boosts your mood but strengthens your heart, muscles and bones. If you are feeling more adventurous then try joining a small group exercise class. Make sure the class is led by a qualified instructor who will guide you through each exercise. Small group classes can be very rewarding and offer a social aspect to keeping active. There are many classes out there to choose from and at Delta Physiotherapy we offer a range of classes including Pilates  and Over 55’s fitness classes.

Sleep

Research has shown the benefits of getting a good nights sleep and you should try to prioritise this in your daily routine. Quality sleep is essential for cognitive function, emotional well-being and overall health. Try and create a bedtime routine where you limit screen time and ensure you have time to wind down before going to bed. Keeping your bedroom clean, tidy and clutter free can create a calming environment, which can encourage a good nights sleep. Going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday has also proven to be beneficial so you might want to say good bye to those super lie-in Sundays!

Stress

As the New Year begins you may have set down a list of intentions for the year ahead and many of you may have ‘reduce stress’ high up on the list. And quite rightly too! Continuous stress has a negative impact on both our mental and physical health but finding ways to cope with stress can certainly reduce this. Life is bound to throw challenges our way, but it is our response to them that matters. Try and incorporate moments of mindfulness in your day which could include meditation for a few minutes each day. These simple moments can be transformative in how you approach each day and greatly improve your health and wellbeing.

Listen to your body

If you have been struggling to physically get out of bed in the morning because you are suffering with back pain or any kind of pain, or you are not managing your post-work runs because you have picked up an ankle injury, get it look at it. Many of our new patients come to us saying they have been “making do” with the pain or “just getting on with” and eventually realise the pain isn’t going away, in fact it is only getting worse. Don’t wait on pain to resolve itself because the chances are it won’t. It is much better that you seek professional advice from a physio or GP as soon as the pain or niggle arises as it can be treated and resolved in a much shorter time, leaving you to enjoy life pain free.

2024 isn’t about drastic changes, it’s about creating a sustainable, enjoyable lifestyle that supports your wellbeing and helps you thrive into later life. Remember you deserve to live your best life, and investing in your health is the first step. Whether you are in your 40’s, 50’s 60’s or 70’s this can be a new chapter of renewed energy, vitality and fulfilment.

If you would like to try our small group exercise classes or would like more information on how physiotherapy can help you please phone 0161 641 3900 and our team will be happy to chat with. Or for more on what we off check out our services page.

*please note that the above is for informational purposes only and does not replace medical advice. If you are concerned about any aspects of your health please contact your GP or other medical providers.

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