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Lucky 13: Returning to exercise safely & Maintaining new behaviours after coronavirus

Lucky for some, unlucky for others we’re back for episode 13 of The Better Ageing Podcast!

In this episode we’re discussing the easing back of coronavirus restrictions in Australia and in particular how to return to exercise safely, and maintaining new found hygiene and physical distancing behaviours.

Jason explains how to manage returning to exercise or activity that you may have altered or stopped due to coronavirus, with a focus on managing your load to prevent injury, before sharing his tips on ensuring you have good posture given you might have increased your amount of sitting recently. Jane then discusses the importance of keeping up the habits you’ve learnt during isolation to ensure you minimise the risk of spreading infection and avoiding higher risk situations.

As this has been recorded from three separate locations using Zoom, rather than our traditional podcast studio, you may notice different audio quality, and the occasional internet delay (read: Jason’s internet), so please bear with us!

Topics covered (and timestamps) in the episode:

1:36 – Welcome 
5:36 – What does returning to exercise safely mean? 
8:40 – Two extremes: exercising a lot more or doing a lot less 
11:52 – Posture tips 
13:36 – Protocols at health practices 
15:16 – Maintaining new hygiene behaviours 
19:40 – Be mindful of your behaviour and high-risk situations 
21:04 – What about masks? 
35:50 – Audience question: Should I keep doing video health consults or go back into my clinic? 
29:09 – Closing story: A genie that only gives one wish

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