That darn hip surgery may have prevented me from my normal routines but I adapted (safely). Make sure you consult with your healthcare team before trying any new exercise routine and please make sure to modify as needed (that’s what I did!). By the way, I managed to maintain my abs throughout the 6 week recovery through doing this and other similar routines found on YouTube. This one by Kym NonStop is my favourite but there are tons out there!
For the breathing abs exercise I mention, listen to my podcast episode with Tanya Walker.
Most of my home workouts come from an app called 30-Day Fitness. I’m not affiliated with them at all, and there are a ton of great workout apps out there. Since the gyms are closed because of Covid (where I live anyway), and most people with chronic illness would not feel super safe going to them at this time, coming up with a good home workout routine is important. These are just a few of the exercises I do. Make sure you consult a professional as necessary before trying anything out. Everyone’s abilities and needs are different.
For more on why exercise can be helpful for chronic pain, check out my podcast episode featuring Dr. Frank Nhan, “Exercise for Chronic Pain.” The link for Apple is below, and the show is also available on Spotify and everywhere you get your podcasts. If you like what Dr. Nhan has to say, please submit a review on Apple!