I have always found doing physio on my own to be almost unbearably boring. I'm alright working with a physiotherapist, but send me home with a list of exercises and you can bet I won't keep up with them. I have a hard time imagining anything less stimulating than sitting in a chair and slowly bending and straightening your wrists, or lying on the floor with a can of tomato juice under your knee (I can't remember why we employed the can of tomato juice, but I recall it vividly). Gradually arcing my back to the right? No, thank you.
Recently I've discovered that hip exercises are just about the worst. With apologies to the Arthritis Society, who really wants to do something called a "hip roll"? Especially when this is the accompanying animated gif:
I can't be the only one who finds these exercises painfully dull, and it's even worse when they're not only boring, but challenging and painful as well. I know they're important and I know that doing them regularly could help me retain range of motion, but I can't help wishing they were somehow more exciting.
All I can think of is trying to do them while I watch television. Any other ideas?