Research from Carers UK found that 67% of unpaid carers said taking part in physical activity helped them feel more connected to other people, and 73% said that being physically active makes them feel good about themselves.
Being active when you’re a carer can be more challenging however. That’s why Carers UK are running Carers Active April is a campaign month which aims to support unpaid carers to be physically active, and raising awareness of the the benefits of physical activity for carers and the barriers they may face.
The month will raise awareness about the importance of physical activity and provide lots of opportunities for carers to be active. You’ll be supported and encouraged to take part in any activity that works for you, whether that’s walking, jogging, yoga or simple exercises around your home and garden. By signing up to Carers Active April you’ll receive:
- Weekly online physical activity sessions throughout April.
- The opportunity to take part in Carers UK Move Into Spring movement challenge, running throughout April.
- An invitation to our free virtual Healthathon event on 29 April.
- Helpful ideas, tips and links during the month.