Caring through activity

Millions of people over sixty care for others who are severely affected by disease and disability.  In addition, there are many people in care homes because they have been unable to continue coping on their own.

The word “care” is an important word.  Obviously one aspect of the term care is something we would all welcome, namely compassion and sympathy.  However, caring for someone all too often means that doing things for someone, usually with the best of intentions but sometimes because it is quicker to do so.  If you care for someone you should help them to become more active and there are two ways in which this can be done. The first is to encourage people who are disabled, for example by a stroke, to develop their own exercise programme.  Diana Moran, has detailed a range of exercises here that will be perfect for your needs.

Reproduced from Sod Sitting, Get Moving!: Getting Active in Your 60s, 70s and Beyond Hardcover – 9 Mar. 2017 by Sir Muir Gray (Author), Diana Moran  (Author), David Mostyn (Illustrator)To buy a copy click here

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