How to stay active at home while self-isolating - Flexiseq (Ireland)
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How to stay active at home while self-isolating

It has been scientifically proven that staying active when you have arthritis is key to maintaining joint mobility.

As Clinical Programme Manager for Function Jigsaw Tom Heeley says, “By keeping the joint moving you are keeping the range of moment in said joint. This, in turn, allows the synovial fluid (the body’s natural lubricant in joints) to distribute evenly on those rough surfaces and in turn improve movement.”

But staying active when the country is in a state of lockdown and social distancing is not that easy, especially if you are in a high-risk category for which self-isolation is key to staying safe.

Thankfully, in this modern world technology and the internet can be of great aid. We’ve found a host of videos of simple exercises to do at home that could make all the difference to keeping those joints healthy.

Please remember, when it comes to exercise, listen to your body and only do as much as you can handle. If you are in any doubt as to whether these might be too much for your joints or general health please consult your doctor before starting.

Do you have arthritis in a specific joint?

Below are a host of exercises that can be done from the comfort of your own home to help ease pain and stiffness in joints ranging from shoulders, hips and knees all the way down to your feet and hands.

  • Easy to do at home knee exercises (LINK)
  • Easy to do at home hip exercises (LINK)
  • Easy to do at home hand exercises (LINK)
  • Easy to do at home shoulder exercises (LINK)
  • Easy to do at home foot and ankle exercises (LINK)