Staying active in hospital
Every little bit of activity helps keep you healthy.
Staying in bed for too long, not getting up and about, and not attempting to do what is normal can mean that you struggle to get back to normal levels of activity when you get home.
It’s really important to carry on doing what you were able to do at home, such as washing and dressing or walking to the bathroom. Staying active improves appetite, sleep, mood, muscle tone and lessen the risk of bed sores and falls.
Ask a family member or friend to bring in your shoes, good fitting slippers, day clothes , working hearing aids, glasses and walking stick or frame.
If you are not sure what you can safely do, please ask a member of the healthcare team.