A few simple processes and products will help you enjoy getting out and about. You can see some suggestions to help you explore your local area below.
Use a transfer bar
Standing up from a car seat can be difficult without having something to hold onto. Try using a transfer bar in the side of your door and a swivel cushion on your seat to reduce the effort it takes to lift your legs out and around to stand up.
Take tools with you
If you find you're stuck in the car seat or having trouble sliding your bottom in, place a plastic shopping bag on the car seat to help you to slide in and out. Keep one with you for travelling.
Carrying shopping bagsUse your shoulders and wrists, to hold bags rather than straining your finger joints. Using a shopping trolley. A trolley provides you with stability and reduces your need to carry items to and from the car or around the shops. Some people choose to use their laundry trolley to transport items from the car to the house.
Finding the car
Take a photo of where you parked your car using your mobile. If the car park issues a ticket, write the car park letter and number on the back. You could also park your car near a visual landmark so you get some extra exercise and have a reference point to help you find your car.
Keeping activeIncidental exercise is one great way to have a positive impact on how much you move every day. Use the time you spend watching TV as exercise time. Set yourself a routine, like standing up and sitting down ten times at the start of each show, walking across the room and back in ad breaks or toe raises holding onto the kitchen bench while boiling the kettle in between shows.
Reduce time spent sitting
Research says reducing the time you spend inactive, is more effective than one hour of exercise. Just increase the time you spend walking or standing every day. To help build your memory fitness, follow a routine to help reduce what you need to remember each day.
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