Health and wellbeing

Taking care of body and mind

Taking care of our health and wellbeing is important at the best of times and when challenges come our way, then we must focus on this more than ever. But at Home Instead we know all about supporting our older generation and helping them to keep active and happy at home and we wanted to share information, hints, tips and advice with you.

This section will also be of interest to carers or family members and friends who are looking for some ideas on how they can help their loved one and keep in touch.

We all need to take care of ourselves and being older doesn’t mean that we have to stop. We may need to change how we exercise or look at different ways to keep our minds active, but the key is to keep on keeping on!

We hope you will find this content informative and useful to help you or a loved one to stay happy at home, keep positive and help care for your mind and your body. 

Mind Matters

You may have already heard of the term ‘mindfulness’ which can help us to live in the moment and understand ourselves better. It can help us to feel calmer or more prepared, it can help us to feel more relaxed and encourage better sleep.

But as much as we want a calmer mind, we also need to keep it inspired and stimulated with such things as crosswords, learning a new skill, taking up a new hobby or even writing your life story, as suggested by Dame Esther Rantzen.

Active bodies

Physical wellbeing is equally important to help with well-being, strength and balance. There are lots of ways that you can stay active whilst at home or in your garden. Dependent on your own personal circumstances, you can be as energetic as you are able. There are sitting exercises, easy home or garden workouts, even singing will help keep your lungs working and your heart happy.