Improving your wellbeing can be beneficial to your recovery. It can be as simple as eating well, or getting the tips and tools to help you relax and sleep better.
How can I improve my wellbeing?
Health and wellbeing is not about being supremely fit, but is about staying active and adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours. There are many complementary therapies and activities to improve physical fitness and mental wellbeing, such as yoga and relaxation, nutrition, weight management, and sleep hygiene.
Where can I do these things?
There are a number of therapies and activities at Help for Heroes recovery centres, but we can do so much for ourselves in the comfort of our own homes.
If you’re running low, Help for Heroes can help you get the tools you need to manage your own wellbeing, and to be your best.
Without eating well, how can we get the energy we need? We get given so much information about what we should and shouldn’t be eating, and if you’re trying your best to stay healthy it can be tough to know where to start.
Stretches and postures are just a small part of yoga - it’s also about getting you in the right mindset to help with lots more physical and psychological benefits. It could even give you more energy, stop cravings and fight illness!
“I was a mum, a wife, a carer - but the trek changed me. I’m reminded often of the importance of the work that Help for Heroes continues to do and how important these opportunities are to the health and wellbeing of its beneficiaries.”
Help for Heroes beneficiary Laura Dunning first got involved with the charity in late 2009, shortly after getting together with her partner Pete, a former Royal Marine and member of the Band of Brothers fellowship.
In February 2017, Laura took part in the Help for Heroes trek to Burma, alongside other beneficiaries, supporters and fundraisers.
“The woman that left for Burma was not the woman that returned. The person I was before was a mum, a wife, a carer. But the trek changed me. I loved being removed from the control of day to day living, and wanted to make my family proud.
“I had nowhere else to be, nothing to worry me, nobody needed me and I was completely at peace. Being able to offload in confidence gave me the strength to just shed some of the stress and anxiety of life.”