Becoming more active in and around your home
Gardening is a brilliant hobby to improve physical activity, mobility and emotional wellbeing. We have teamed up with the kind folk at Dobbies Garden Centres to provide people affected with stroke practical information to support them with getting into gardening. The videos below show you how to plant a pot of seeds and plant plugs. What you plant is entirely up to you. If gardening is something that has benefited you, we would love to know your gardening story.
If you are feeling anxious about travelling this summer or the logistics and expense after a stroke feels too much, don’t give up. There’s plenty to enjoy at home.
For instance, we’ll celebrate National Allotments Week from 10 till 16 August. Whether you have a garden, allotment or a window box, this is a great chance to bury your fingers in the soil and reconnect with nature.
According to World Stroke Organisation, 1 in 4 adults will have a stroke, the best way to prevent it or decrease your risk of stroke is to keep your body and mind active. Join us in raising awareness of stroke, no matter how big or small the effort, every bit counts.
World Stroke Day is about observing and raising awareness about stroke. With 1 in 4 of us affected it's important that we continue to raise awareness of stroke, how to prevent it and the important rehabilitation work surrounding it.