Paced, Practiced and Increasing Activities
A paced, practiced and increasing activity program will help you regain movement and fitness. This video will help you learn how to pace yourself.
- Pacing helps you keep your activity steady and consistent and at a level that will not worsen your pain on both good and bad pain days.
- Your tolerance is the amount of time you can do an activity without worsening your pain.
- Your baseline is half of your tolerance; it is the starting point for your pacing program.
- Slowly and steadily increase the amount of activity you do, even if it is only by 1 minute every 3 sessions.
- Flare-ups can happen. Making a plan for how you’ll deal with them is important for keeping momentum. After a flare-up, pull back a little but keep going, don’t start back at the beginning.
- With practice, you can apply pacing to many other areas of your life.
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