Carers and Physical Activity
Taking care of others can be a demanding job, and it’s important for carers to take care of themselves too.
Physical activity is crucial for carers because it offers many benefits that can help them feel better both physically and emotionally.
Exercise can improve fitness, strength, and flexibility, which can reduce the risk of injury and sickness. It can also help manage stress and anxiety, promote better sleep, and increase confidence and self-esteem.
By making exercise a priority, carers can better fulfil their caregiving duties, as they’ll have more energy and strength to meet the demands of their role. In short, regular physical activity is a powerful tool that carers can use to stay healthy and feel better both for themselves and for those they care for.
Carers UK have loads of great advice and resources to help you find the best way for you to be active.
Online Sessions from Carers UK
Carers Active session recordingsClick Here
Physical Activity and Wellbeing videosClick Here
Upcoming SessionsClick Here
Activity ideas for you
Ideas to help you be active from Carers UKClick Here
Find activities happening near you with Active My WayClick Here
Find out how being active can help your mental health from Active My WayClick Here
Activities for the person you care for
Ideas for activities to help you get the person you care for more active.Click Here
Activities for Downs Syndrome from Active My WayClick Here
Downloadable Resources from Active My WayClick Here
Being a carer can be a challenging and lonely experience. If you feel like you need some support, Carers UK provide expert information, advice and support for unpaid carers.
Contact them here: https://www.carersuk.org/contact-us/