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Types of Relaxation

  1. Deep breathing
  2. Imagery
  3. Stretching
  4. Exercise
  5. Other relaxation techniques
    • Progressive muscular relaxation (more complex technique)
    • Meditation
    • Tai-chi
    • Music
    • Dancing
    • Massage

Progression Of Exercise Programme

  • For strengthening – add weights, starting with low weights and low repetitions.
  • For endurance, to strengthen the heart and build up stamina – increase repetitions.
  • The aerobic phase may be replaced or added by other activitities e.g.
    1. Walking – Walk in a temperature controlled, humidity controlled and flat surface. For example in a Mega mall.
    2. Cycling
    3. Gardening
    4. Swimming
    5. Jogging (if you have been doing this)
    6. Tai-chi

Gradually increase time, speed or distance.

Last Review : 26 April 2012
Writer : Sarkuna Devi
: Normah bt. Nordin
: Thillainathan a/l Krishnan
Reviewed : Thillainathan a/l Krishnan