Safety Information

Your safety is really important to me and I want to give you the confidence to exercise safely, so there are some important safety guidelines you need to be aware of before you start any activities on Be Lively.

  • Before doing any activity, you should discuss this with your healthcare professional to ensure the activities are appropriate for your needs.

  • All my on-demand services are provided remotely and any activity you access on Be Lively is done remotely and unsupervised, so you are responsible for your own health.

  • If you are on your own it may be a good idea to have your phone/alarm system nearby or let a family member/friend know you are okay before and after the session.

  • Before starting any exercise, make sure you are feeling well.

  • Ensure that you have good blood pressure control.

  • You keep hydrated throughout with water. 

  • You should not start the exercise and contact your GP if:
    - You are feeling generally unwell, or have a temperature
    - You are experiencing episodes of low or high blood sugar readings.
    - You experience an irregular heartbeat (palpitations) or you have chest pain

 

  • Make sure you have all the medications you require to exercise such as:
    - Inhalers 
    - If you have a heart condition and require a spray such as GTN
    - If you have diabetes please have your blood glucose monitor, a fast-acting snack such as orange juice, and a slow-acting snack such as a sandwich.

 

  • Please update me on any changes to your condition as well as your GP. Changes can include an improvement or deterioration in your condition, medication changes, diabetes management, or blood pressure control.

  • If you are new to exercise and are diabetic, it is recommended you check your blood sugars before, during, and after your exercise and at more regular intervals the same day and the day after to spot patterns. Diabetes UK has some guidance about managing blood sugars and exercise, however, I would always seek guidance from your GP or Diabetes Nurse who may want to keep an eye on you while you implement something new which may affect your blood sugars.  

 

 

Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE)

RPE stands for Rate of Perceived Exertion and is a scale that is used to measure the intensity of your exercise.

Tracking your RPE is a simple way to monitor how hard you working as well as a way to see some progression. 

During the session 

You should feel more breathless, but still able to talk

You should feel your heart rate get quicker

You should feel warmer and slightly sweaty

Please slow down if you are breathless and can only say one word and you feel very tired. 

Stop exercise if you:

Feel chest pain or tightness or wheezing

Feel clammy or cold

Feel dizzy or nauseous

Feel pain or discomfort

Equipment/ Environment

Please wear appropriate footwear such as trainers and if you are diabetic or have foot problems please check your feet regularly to avoid any hot spots that may develop. 

Any equipment you use at home is at your own risk and is your responsibility to maintain and check for damage before use. 

Please ensure the space around you is clear of any tripping hazards such as loose rugs, wires, etc.