In today’s fast-paced world, it’s no wonder stress levels are at an all-time high. Technology is becoming increasingly more integral in our lives, and the expectations of others around us are leading to feelings of pressure. It’s important to try and take measures to reduce the onset and/or intensity of stress – and this can be achieved with a few small lifestyle changes.
Originating over 5,000 years ago in India, yoga is an ancient practice that’s been treasured for its physical and mental healing properties. Yoga has gained traction throughout the UK in the past few years, and the beauty of the practice is that it can be adapted to suit everybody.
From a young age, we’re taught to look after ourselves and encouraged to become more independent. As we grow older, independent living becomes something we strive to maintain.
One of the most important aspects of working in the care industry is recognising that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ when it comes to supporting someone with their mental and physical needs.
When an individual loses the ability to live independently and care for themselves, it can fall on a close friend or family member to take on these responsibilities. People often forget the impact that this can have on the carer’s mental and physical health.