Find out why it's important to keep moving and be active while staying in hospital and what simple activities you can do to help you get well sooner.
Woman 1 - I always thought the most important thing to do when you’re in hospital is rest.
Man 1 - I didn’t realise that staying in bed all the time could mean that you don’t get better as
Man 2 (Mandarin) - It can lead to all sorts of other problems.
Woman 2 - After two days in the ward, I was struggling with everyday things. Even walking to
the bathroom, I was exhausted.
Woman 3 - It got me worried a bit, so I asked my nurse – what sort of things should I be doing
each day to help myself?
Woman 1 - She said I should try to get up and move around as much as I could.
Man 3 - And if I felt unsteady on my feet, I should ask for help.
Woman 1 - It really helped me and I started to feel more like myself again.
Man 1 - And you know, sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.
Woman 2 - It can be as simple as getting out of bed, walking to and from the toilet every few
Woman 1 - Or just getting dressed each morning and sitting out of bed for my meals.
Woman 3 - It used to worry me when the physio used to come by, but, you know, she wasn’t
asking me to run a marathon.
Man 3 - She just asked me to do a bit of a stretch, or walk down a corridor each morning.
Man 1 - I always thought that being in hospital meant being looked after.
Woman 1 - But now I know I have to help myself as well.
Narrator - Keep moving keep active. Get well soon.