This blog is part of our series of tips on how to reduce time sitting after stroke. Visit our website for more tips. Before carrying out any of the exercises in our blogs please read important note*
1. Timing an everyday task
If you stand to brush your teeth, wash your face or do any personal grooming activity, time yourself in standing and record it over one week.
2. Setting a target
Calculate an average each morning and set yourself a target. An example might be that you would like to double the time you spend in standing over a four-week period.
3. Keep a record
Keep a daily diary. You might want to include something about quality of sleep and rest, how you feel on waking, physically and in relation to mood, what your plan for the day is etc.
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