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How do you prepare yourself for the change in seasons?

This month is a time for change in more ways than one. As we adjust to the passing of her Majesty the Queen, and with the blistering summer soon to be a memory, we look ahead to the leafy autumn, with an eye on the crisp dark nights of winter and the reign of a new Monarch. As regular as clockwork this seasonal shift brings its own changes to daily activity, something that we really notice here at Physical Balance.

As September passes into October our gardens present the first challenge. A summer of growth needs tidying away and our lawns put to bed.

The manual work this involves is often a greater load to that of summer and needs to be prepared for.

With this example in mind we would encourage you to think how your winter activities and lifestyle differ to that of the summer months.

Think about how these activities may impact on flexibility, stamina, strength and stability.

Also, if you are planning a ski trip, start thinking about how you might slowly start to increase your stamina. Our advice is to do an activity that makes you out of breath for 20 minutes, 3 time per week.

Alternatively, if you feel that the winter months will mean you are generally less active we would suggest looking at maintaining and even increasing your flexibility and stability. Yoga and Pilates are a great way to achieve these goals.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us.

Joe Allnutt - Director & Osteopath

Read more about Joe in Our Team section


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