It is extremely important to stay moving, fit and healthy for both our physical and mental health. Staying fit can significantly reduce the risk of developing or the progression of sedentary diseases, such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and reduce development and/or severity of arthritis. If you are having a bad day with arthritis, gentle movement and choosing just a couple of the exercises will boost blood flow and reduce the ‘stiffening’ that happens when we stop moving.
Our Get Moving Series is a variety of exercises that are demonstrated and recorded for you, across four levels of intensity from beginner, basic, intermediate and advanced in order to cater to all levels of fitness and mobility.
Kat Keane, our Health Services Educator, explains the Series in the Intro video that follows. To access the videos and instruction booklets, visit the links on each of the four levels below.
What exercise level should I choose?
These profiles are a guideline only. To assess what level suits you best, watch the videos and observe the illustrations of the exercises. You may find that you want to “mix and match” exercises from different progression levels, and that’s OK. It is recommended you consult with your GP or health care professional before starting any exercise program, however, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 011 041 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Possibly co-morbid (other health conditions) e.g., heart condition
- Non exerciser
- Decreased/compromised range of motion in joints and/or poor balance
Exercises are regressed, low impact and low intensity
Basic & Intermediate
- Has some exercise experience
- Has a base level of fitness
- Arthritic condition and/or comorbid conditions are well managed and do not significantly impact ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)
Exercises are of higher impact and intensity than Beginner level
- More experienced exerciser regarding movement/exercise technique
- At minimum, a moderate level of fitness
- Arthritic condition well managed and does not significantly impact ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Likely not comorbid and/or is managed well
Exercises are progressed, higher impact and/or intensity than Basic and Intermediate levels
To access the videos and an Instruction Booklet for each level, click the links below for your level.
Enjoy & Get Moving!