Our tips for staying pain-free over the festive season 🎅🏻🎄🎁

The old adage move it or lose it applies.
We need to keep moving, immobility creates restricted movement in your body, leading to tight muscles and joints.
Gentle stretching can be enough to help improve range of movement and blood flow in the body.

Build up gradually
You may have a little more time up your sleeve, but this doesn’t mean a 10 km run is on the cards if you haven’t run in over a year. Start with a smaller distance or smaller length of activity.

Stretch it out
After any new or unaccustomed exercise, your muscles will become tight due to the lactic acid produced during exercise. Lactic acid is produced when there is not enough oxygen available in the bloodstream, causing the use of the anaerobic system. Stretching after exercise is a great way to reduce the concentration of lactic acid in the muscle, helping you move better.

Get some downtime
During periods of heavy activity our immune systems are constantly activating to repair muscles and joints without proper rest, your immune system can’t catch up to your body. This means that the repairs your body requires don’t occur.

Keep up your Pilates
Whilst the World health guidelines state 30 minutes of moderate exercises four times a week is required for a healthy body, even one Pilates session a week is enough to build positive changes both psychologically and physically.

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