Wow what a year this last week has been!
It goes without saying that all of our routines have been upended as well as quality sleep and our usual stable coping mechanisms. Never before has the value of releasing endorphins, lubricating our joints and keeping to a routine been so critical.
Attached is a link to a phenomenal special New York Times feature from June 3, 2018 on how to try high intensity exercise and using proper form.
Start slowly, choose the postures that seem too easy for you and perhaps only cycle through the program once until you get a sense for how your joints are responding to something new. This is NOT the time for an overuse injury.
Attached here is a fantastic Science Friday podcast on cartilage, specifically the unique type that covers the ends of the bone where the joint is located. Well worth a listen!
Finally, a link to an app. Can I suggest Headspace? Yes, I can because I have used it for as little as
3 minutes before a presentation last October; with patients in the clinic in 10 minute blocks and personally for the last 5 days to settle my perseverating thoughts! It does not have to work for you - but it is worth your consideration. Not often have our brains been cycling with such rapid changing news, as well as so much drama and anxiety filled information. Unless you turn off your devices...wait not this just yet, it is very hard to escape without a deliberate effort.
Ok, have at it - and be in touch also, no one should feel alone during this shared isolation.