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Carers UK: Carers Active Campaign – Community of Learning session – Wednesday, April 24

As part of Carers Active April Campaign, this community of learning session will share details of Carers UK - Carers Active Campaign, and why physical activity is especially important for carers, many of whom spend more time looking after others than themselves.

When: Wednesday, April 24, 1.00-2.15pm

Where: Virtual Zoom

Event Description

A report from Carers UK ‘Carers and Physical Activity’ (2021) found that unpaid carers face significant challenges in being physically active, despite 87% wanting ‘to be fitter than I am’.

We also know that mental and physical wellbeing can be improved as a result of regular physical activity. Yet carers are much less likely to be active (14% of carers compared with 54% of all adults).

We know physical activity is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and helps with managing stress and anxiety as well as reducing loneliness and increasing feelings of positivity during daily life. So every minute of physical activity counts to improve carers’ health, and it’s never too late for carers to start moving more.

Join Carers UK and Active Sussex to hear about their Carers Active Campaign and insight from carers regarding barriers from a behaviour change perspective, the wide range of information, advice and resources available and some thoughts from local partners around engaging with carers.

Registration for this event is now closed.

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