My physical activity: What have you learned?

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Question 1. True or False: Physical activity is a critical part of chronic pain management.

True

False

Question 2. Which of the following are good examples of building activity into your day (select all that apply)?

a. Taking the stairs instead of the escalator

Yes

No

b. Getting off the bus a stop earlier and walk to your destination

Yes

No

c. If you have a plan to meet up with a friend, suggesting going for a walk together

Yes

No

d. Alternating between standing and sitting if you’re working on a laptop

Yes

No

e. Unwinding by reading a book in bed

Yes

No

Question 3. True or False: If you have a fear of moving, it’s best to avoid it so that you don’t hurt yourself.

True

False

False: If you have a fear of movement, it is important that you manage the fear and use strategies to be active. Try using coping strategies such as deep breathing, setting SMART goals and increasing activity gradually through pacing.

Question 4. True or False: Your goals should be almost impossible to complete so that you have to work very hard to achieve them.

True

False

False: Goals should be SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound. Goals that are achievable might be challenging, but they shouldn’t be so challenging that you feel that it is unlikely that you can achieve them.

Question 5. True or False: One way to avoid doing too much activity is to use pacing to switch between short activity periods and rest times.

True

False

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Last updated: May 2nd 2016