Physical health can refer to your physical activity level, sleep cycle, diet, nutrition, and the level of consumption of alcohol or drugs. The demands on carers can be overwhelming and finding the time to look after your own physical health can be difficult.
However, it’s paramount that you look after yourself in order to care for your loved ones.
We run a range of groups which are a great way to keep you active and making new friends. You can find out about these by clicking the Groups and Events button.
You can also contact our Wellbeing Practitioner who can advise you about ways to improve your physical health and wellbeing.
Our Hospital Hubs provide a place where you can get lots of information and further support in person.
We also provide Carer’s Grants that can help you with financial support to do something that will help your physical and mental health and wellbeing as a carer.
In summary – get up and move! Walking is great, but moderate activity is when you get out of breath and can just about talk, therefore it needs to be more than a gentle stroll to count.
Here’s a short video about how exercising has helped these carers.
By telling your GP that you have taken on a caring role. Your GP will be able to advise you on relevant support for you and the person you care for.
Whilst caring for someone else it is easy to neglect your own health. An annual health check could help identify early signs of of disease and help keep you healthy.