For many years, Linda has been the primary carer for her husband, who manages multiple conditions. But in recent year’s Linda’s arthritis has begun to affect her to the point where she will sometimes call him for help. This has meant that the two support each other in different but equally meaningful ways. While Linda’s husband has been shielding during COVID-19, Linda has been the one leaving the house to do the shopping, run errands, but also go on the occasional walk. And throughout, Linda and her husband have been doing what they can to keep each other entertained, whether they’re cracking jokes, playing cards, or moving around the home.
How Linda Gets Moving
Linda does a variety of exercises that a physiotherapist taught her. After trying a physiotherapy class, she realised they helped manage her symptoms quite a bit, leading her to quickly integrate them into her routine. One of the nice things about her physio exercises is that she can do them anywhere and anytime; the low impact nature of them means that she can still stretch and build strength, and that she can slip activity in while waiting for the kettle to boil or standing in the hallway.
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