Carers UK – Carers Active April campaign

The Carers Active April Campaign is nearly here to boost the health and wellbeing of all carers through physical activity.

Getting active is so important for everybody’s health, but especially for carers, many of whom spend more time looking after others than themselves. Carers Active April is a month with a mission to make physical activity accessible and fun for carers.

Carers will be supported and encouraged to take part in any activity that works for you, whether it be walking, jogging, yoga or some simple exercises around the home and garden.

Active in Wigan and Leigh
At Wigan and Leigh Carers we offer free activities and events to help you keep active: from our mindfulness and walking sessions, where you can walk around the grounds of local community spaces, getting your heart rate up but also enjoying the beautiful settings. You can see all our events, including active ones, here.

Carers Active April will culminate in an online Healthathon event on Friday 26 April, which is free and open to anyone to join. Sign up here.  This year attendees can part in sessions including energising fitness, food for fuel – including a cooking demonstration, and dance! There will also be the chance to connect with other carers during the event.

There are also lots of local services and activities that can support you to maintain or improve your physical health including exercise, relaxation, healthy eating and healthy lifestyle. Please feel free to contact us if you need some further support, help or advice, call 01942 697885.