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Mobility being celebrated during the month of May

Health care professionals of the Miramichi Regional Health Authority are promoting the importance of mobility during the month of May. Throughout the month various activities will be held that include an informational display in the lobby of the Miramichi Regional Hospital from May 28- June 1, and a quiz for patients within the hospital to test their knowledge about the importance of mobility.

“It is very important for all patients admitted to hospital to stay as active as they can so that they can maintain the strength they need to do their every day activities.” says Doreen Legere, manager of rehabilitation services. She says patients that are not mobile while in hospital quickly lose muscle mass increasing the time it will take for them to be able to get well.

A quiz will be given to patients during the last two weeks of May to help inform them about the importance of staying active. “Patients who participate will have an opportunity to be eligible to win a prize.” Legere says this initiative is a fun way for patients to learn why it is so important to keep active.”

An information display will also be held in the lobby of the Miramichi Regional Hospital the week of May 28-June 1. Information will include general information on the risks of immobilization, things to do in the Miramichi community to stay active for all age groups, and why it is important to be physically active regardless of your condition and limitations. A video produced by the Leadership Class of Miramichi Valley High School will also be played showcasing various recreation options in the community.

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