• Joe Legate

#26 | Results from 23rd February

Here are the results from yesterday’s Mobilise Moments poll.

The weigh in

Yesterday we asked: Have you gained weight since March 2020?

Graph showing that 53% of carers had gained weight, whilst 32% had stayed the same.

It may come as no surprise that a significant proportion of us have gained some weight since the first lockdown, in March 2020. Lots of us say that activity has reduced or simply stopped completely. We also hear from the community that many of us are missing trips to the gym which we found invaluable both for physical and mental health. Gyms are now due to re-open on the 12th April (BBC). So we still have at least six weeks to wait.

A healthy proportion (perhaps literally), report that they have more or less maintained their weight. Perhaps they could share their secrets, tips and tricks in our Facebook Group? We'll start a thread later.

And for those of us at home, wondering what we can do, why not take a look at the PE sessions run by Joe Wicks on Youtube? They're super for adults and children alike. As we write this, there are 30,000 people tuning in to his daily PE session, where he is conducting a quiz and doing exercises at the same time!

Get support in your caring role, contact your local carer centre. Find out who is closest using this nifty tool from the Carers Trust.

If you were forwarded this page and you look after someone, you might like to contribute to a better understanding of unpaid carers. Sign-up for free to take part in Mobilise Moments today.