3: Stay active
Exercise is important. This doesn’t mean to say you need to go from couch to marathon training, but moving your body regularly is important for your physical wellbeing. What exercise means differs for everyone. For some, it’s using gym equipment like treadmills and exercise bikes, for others it’s a daily walk through the local park to feel closer to nature or doing exercises from their chair if their mobility isn’t what it was (like using a pedal exerciser).
The key thing is to find out what exercise you enjoy doing, as you’ll find it much easier to stick to.
4: Remember to stay hydrated
It can be tricky to remember to drink enough during the day but having plenty of water to drink can help:
- Prevent urinary tract infections
- Keep headaches at bay
- Aid digestion and prevent bloating
If you’re reducing your fluid intake because you’re worried about incontinence, please speak to your doctor as they may be able to help. If you are struggling with incontinence, you may want to try reducing the amount of caffeinated tea and coffee you drink as the caffeine content can make you need the toilet more often.
5: Getting dressed up
With lockdowns and restrictions, there aren’t many places you can go to. If you like to get dressed up, why not pick a night to do it, order in a takeaway or make ahead a meal to eat on the night and make a special evening of it.