Mobility and staying active

Mobility issues can be caused by age, illness, inactivity or a combination of these factors. Daily exercise is essential for maintaining good health, and muscle strength.

As strength and mobility decreases, this can impact both physical and emotional wellbeing. The emotional impact can be severe both on you, as well as your friends and family who help with daily tasks.

Common causes of mobility problems may include:

  • Periods of inactivity
  • Difficulty in standing or walking
  • Lack of sleep
  • Various illnesses and ailments

Your symptoms may include:

  • Restricted range of movement
  • Swelling and fluid retention
  • Sore & aching muscles
  • Pain & discomfort
  • Warmth and redness of the skin

Inactivity and lack of mobility also increases the chances of developing poor circulation in otherwise healthy people. Walking for just 10 minutes per day could give you great benefits. Simple exercises whilst sitting down like curling and uncurling your toes, rotating your ankles and moving your legs up and down could help maintain healthy circulation.

References

Help My Mobility

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