Managing Activity

People often say that they want to do more things. They want to get fitter, lose weight or more independent. Yet despite having tried time and time again they end up worse, back to square one and feeling disheartened.

Do you recognize this pattern? On a day that you’re feeling a little better in yourself - the pain does not seem to be too bad – you decide to clear out all the rubbish in the garage, or to walk to the shops rather than drive. You get up and start and maybe even finish the job, or make it to the shops. You feel good. The next day your pain increases, your mood plummets, you rest more than usual or even stay in bed. You find that you’re on a short fuse, end up taking more tablets and having an argument with your partner or children.

This is very common. And it’s disheartening. But this factsheet aims to help you change that! Read on to find out more. If you want more information, then go to the ‘Get More Information’ section of the KYOH Patient Online Platform, accessible on the right hand side of the Pain Service website. If you’re not registered on the Patient Online Platform, then click on the ‘Get more information/resources’ section of the same website.