samedi 15 septembre 2012

Being in good shape helps when you have a medical intervention

Good morning.  I am home recovering from knee replacement surgery done on Sept. 10 - just 6 days ago and I am thriving.  I went under the knife 8 months after the "other" knee was done and with about 7 months of serious swimming - between 120 and 150 minutes a week - and it made a huge difference.  I can do the quads exercise with less pain, I can walk without crutches or a cane, and I take painkillers less frequently than the first time and less frequently than suggested.

We never know when we may need a surgical procedure or face a medical problem.  How healthy and in shape you are will help or make recovery more difficult.

Coaching challenge:  Make a list of what you know you "should" do to be healthier, but don't do.  Maybe it's about nutrition, or exercise or sleep.  Then choose one area to improve this month.

Marguerite Tennier, M.A.
Canada's Coach
Wellness Coaching for Women
Success and Fearless Living Coach for Professional Women