Good health is important to us all.

When we feel well we are more likely to engage with others, join in activities and enjoy our lives. Being uncomfortable, in pain or distressed makes it harder for us to look after ourselves and do the things around the house and community we need and want to do.

Some people with disabilities have problems with their health.  Sometimes this is because people don’t know how to get help if they are not feeling well.

Some of the things you can do to stay healthy:

  • Exercise every day: you can ask your GP or physiotherapist what exercises would be good for you to do
  • Eat healthy food: you can ask your GP or a dietitian what food would be good for you to eat
  • Spend time doing things you enjoy – sport, art, craft, walking, gym, gardening – whatever you like to do
  • Spend time with your family and friends
  • Have a check up with your regular GP at least once a year.

If you don’t feel well you can:

  • Tell your family or friends or support staff.
  • Make an appointment to see your doctor.

Getting well and staying well depends on you working closely with the people that support you in your daily life and your GP and other health professionals.  If you all work together, then you will know the best ways for you to:

  • Stay well
  • Get help when you are feeling sick

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