Keep moving, keep active: Get well soon
Thelma - I always thought the most important thing to do when you’re in hospital is rest.
Keith - I didn’t realise that staying in bed the whole time could mean you don’t get better as quickly.
Peter - It can actually lead to all sorts of other problems.
Elaine - After just two days in the ward, I noticed I was struggling a bit more to do everyday things. Even walking to the bathroom was exhausting.
Louise - It worried me a bit, so I asked the nurse what sort of things I should be doing each day to help myself.
John - She said I should try to get up and move around as much as I could. And if I felt unsteady on my feet then I should ask for help.
Enetta / Thelma - It really helped and I started to feel more like myself again.
Keith - And, do you know, the smallest things can sometimes make the biggest difference to feeling better.
Elaine - It can just be something like getting out of bed and walking to and from the toilet every few hours.
John - Or even just getting dressed each morning and sitting out of bed for my meals.
Louise - I used to worry when the physio came by but, you know, she’s not asking me to run a marathon.
Peter - She just asked me to do a bit of a stretch or a walk down the corridor each morning.
Keith - I always thought being in hospital was about being looked after…
Thelma - ... but now I know I have to help myself as well.
Tag line (Spoken by Caroline)– ‘Keep moving, keep active – get well soon’