Should I be shielding?
It has been a difficult year for everyone and some of us have been restricting our activity levels. It is now recommended that we try to increase our levels of physical activity both indoors and outdoors. Try to include a variety of activities to boost your stamina, strength and balance as well as your overall mood.
The only people who should be shielding are those who have been categorised as extremely clinically vulnerable (Click here for further government information)
What type of activity should I do?
Choose something every day that you enjoy!! Go for it....
Dance in your kitchen to the radio (Kitchen Disco!!)
Laps of your garden (Captain Tom style!)
Punch a pretend punching bag (forwards and sideways)
Weight lift using a tin of beans (elbow curls, bent arm lifts)
20 minutes of gardening, raking or housework
Walk to the local shop or even ‘to the corner and back’
Drive to the supermarket and park your car in the furthest parking spot to increase the walking distance
Why not try a kettle boiling exercise?? Balance on 1 leg or stand with your feet together while the kettle boils…..
REMEMBER: Always finish with a few simple stretches and a drink!
If you have a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, click here for some daily exercises you may find useful
Are there any safety measures?
These are the current recommended safety measures:
Wear a face covering in public indoor spaces and public transport (some people wear a mask outdoors too)
Practise social distancing when you are with people who are not from your household
Use sanitiser gel on entry/exit to an indoor facility (wash your hands when you return home)
How do I access Neuro-therapy Services?
People in the Harrogate area can access Therapy Services through:
1. GP referral
2. Consultant referral
3. Specialist Nurse referral
4. Open Access
We are able to offer you telephone, virtual appointments or face-to-face in full PPE for protection.
So stay safe, we are here when you need us!
- The Harrogate Neurorehabilitation Team