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  • Writer's picture Dane Monaghan - Physio

Avoid Burnout

Updated: May 24, 2023

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We are one day away from the last month of the year and we are seeing many of our Richmond clients here at High Line Active Physiotherapy crawling to the finish line.

It is a busy time of year, no doubt, but that shouldn’t mean we just neglect our health and ‘start again’ at the start of 2023. This is an extremely common behavior in December. The fact of the matter is, there are still 4.5 weeks left of the year

The Christmas parties and family events always ramp up as the month goes on. If we use the all-day Christmas party example, let's say you are off to see the family for its annual Christmas catch up and it goes for 8 hours (give or take)

  • That’s ⅓ of the day and 4.8% of your entire week!

Life isn’t as straightforward as the above example but it just shows that an event here or there shouldn’t impact that other 95.2% of the week.

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‘Burnout’ is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion. An effect of burnout is not engaging in parts of your life that are important (Exercise, work, socialising, adequate sleep, and many more).

We want to help address burnout and prevent this from impacting your lives. Early detection of the above behaviours is a great start, if you feel like you have been neglecting your exercise routines and regular therapy appointments or even not getting enough sleep, this might be a sign that you are encroaching on Burnout.

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Maintaining regular exercise, keeping a healthy diet, and making sure you have enough sleep are crucial to helping to prevent Burnout. Commonly, when feeling exhausted, we often reduce our exercise volume due to the feeling of fatigue. This can be dangerous as exercise is so vital to our health and preventing Burnout. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing exercise session, you might start small with something like a walk, stretching, or some activation work. This is something that can slowly build over time

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This is the area that we can particularly help you with. Our Physiotherapists can help create exercise programs for you and what you can tolerate at present as well as advice on how to increase/maintain this into the Christmas period. There has also been an increase in clients reporting sick at the moment and we’d love to refer you to our previous post about sickness and back pain (we will re-share this post for you). If you are feeling stiff and sore but are keen to finish off the year strong then please contact one of our physiotherapists here at High Line Active to help you along the way We love our Richmond Community and we want to help you out here at High Line Active Dane and Nicole High Line Active - Physiotherapy Ground Floor, 1 Albert Street, Richmond, Vic, 3121

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