This is part of our series of tips to reduce time sitting after stroke and practice standing. Visit our website for more tips. Before carrying out any of the exercises in our blogs please read the important note below*
Identify a daily activity
Identify an activity you can do in standing as you become more confident on your feet. Examples of this may be brushing your teeth, washing your hands or brushing your hair.
2. Listening to music and watching TV
If you listen to the radio or watch television, stand up either during a news bulletin or during the advertisement breaks. If you listen to music, identify a particular song you like and try to stand up for the duration of the song. You can then build up the time by adding other songs.
3. Build on your confidence
As your confidence improves in standing, increase the number of times you stand up in the day. If you cannot stand for long then try and stand more often. This will build your confidence and strength.
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* Please read before undertaking any exercises listed in this blog:
Neither headsup! neuro-rehab Ltd nor Anna Hamer accept any responsibility for any individual undertaking the activities or exercise suggested in our blogs, except to the extent those individuals are acting upon specific instructions from headsup! neuro-rehab Ltd specialist neurological physiotherapists.
If you are in any doubt please consult a specialist neurological physiotherapist. Please make sure you have suitable help to hand before embarking on any activities