Have you been ‘Active in April’ we have seen a lot of discussion around being active for April and although we think it’s a great idea to get involved in it, we wanted to take this as an opportunity to discuss some general ways you our nurses, healthcare assistants and support workers can stay active on a more permanent basis.
Staying active can be beneficial for your physical and mental health. Here are some tips on how to stay active:
1. Set a goal: Set realistic goals for yourself that are achievable. This can motivate you to stay active and give you a sense of accomplishment when you achieve your goals.
2. Find an activity you enjoy: Choose an activity that you find enjoyable and can incorporate into your daily routine. This can make it easier to stick with it and stay active.
3. Make time: Make time for physical activity in your daily schedule. This could be as simple as taking a 10-minute walk during your lunch break or scheduling a regular workout time.
4. Mix it up: Vary your activities to avoid boredom and challenge your body. Try different types of exercise, such as strength training, cardio, or yoga.
5. Stay accountable: Consider partnering up with a friend or joining a fitness class to help keep yourself accountable and motivated.
6. Listen to your body: Pay attention to how your body feels and adjust your activities as needed. Don’t push yourself too hard or ignore pain or discomfort.
7. Stay consistent: Consistency is key when it comes to staying active. Try to make physical activity a regular part of your routine, even if it’s just a little bit each day.