What is the value you are putting on your daily exercise regime?
What are the benefits for you right now , today and for tomorrow?
Recently I had a fantastic discussions with a patient who we had been seeing and were catching up for her orthotic review. The chronic foot pain she had presented to us had resolved beautifully and we were reviewing how she was travelling. A 10 month old little boy was now in the picture . One off the comments made was “ thank goodness I had my orthotics and was able to get out and walk for some me time”. I was interested in this comment. What was revealed was that after her little guy came on the scene life was a little chaotic , stressful and sleep deprived. The pressure of “bonding” was overwhelming and difficult. However once a suitable baby pouch was found walking became a fantastic solution. The baby settled quickly once in the pouch feeling mums warmth her smell and heartbeat. The closeness of physical contact was meeting the need of mum and bub and the walking became a meditative relaxing and beneficial process. This truly was a win win outcome. From a situation of struggling with pregnancy a difficult labour for mum and bub to now walking up to 10 km a day, a slow journey with a fabulous outcome.
We have joined the “Walk Around The World” initiative details can be found here www.walkaroundtheworld.org.au . Join our team Lane Cove Podiatry and become part of a community of walkers encouraging each other .
What are the obstacle in your way, today? They can be overcome. Walking truly is a fabulous medicine, great for body, soul and heart.