Exercises for Hypothyroidism
Hypothyroidism is a condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough of the thyroid hormone, which is responsible for many of the body’s metabolic processes such as heart rate, blood pressure, temperature regulation and body weight. Hypothyroidism can be undetected for many years as some of its symptoms, such as muscle pain, tiredness and weight gain, can be due to other causes.
Physiotherapy can help in the treatment of hypothyroidism. Specifically, exercise can help relieve muscle and joint pain, as well as improve metabolism and reduce weight. We have several group exercise classes throughout the week that are perfect for anyone looking to take control of their hypothyroidism. Our physiotherapists will perform an individualised assessment prior to you joining an exercise class to ensure that the class is suitable for you.
Why manage hyperthyroidism with excersises?
People with hypothyroidism tend to be weak in their skeletal stabilisers. That means the muscles that lie close to the skeleton are not working well, leading to poor posture and pain. This type of pain can be experienced in the neck, upper back, lower back, hips, knees, ankles and shoulders.
Simple posture and core stability exercises can help to avoid pain or reduce and eliminate pain that has already started.
The other benefit of doing these exercises is that they make you look good. As your posture improves, you look taller and slimmer – who wouldn’t want that!
Because hypothyroidism causes your metabolism to become sluggish and your energy levels to decrease, your body isn’t maintaining enough skeletal muscle to provide you with good posture.
See a physiotherapist for targeted exercises for hypothyroidism
When you feel sluggish you don’t stand up straight and tend to rest a lot. This contributes to muscle loss, poor posture and pain. A decrease in these core muscles strength also leads to poor balance and then you become at risk of falling. Our posture clinical exercise programmes are perfect for those with hypothyroidism as we work on postural muscles and strengthening the core.
Another symptom of hypothyroidism is constipation. All of the exercises we give you actually help to get your insides moving better. It has been scientifically proven that sedentary lifestyle can lead to constipation. So why not get up and start moving instead of taking laxitives on a daily basis.
So that takes care of the physical. What are you waiting for, make an appointment today to see how we can help you to feel and look better.