During these colder months when the weather isn’t that great, it is tempting to stay indoors and watch the world from the window. However, getting out and about is important for both our physical health and our mental health.
In the winter months there are still lots of reasons to get out and about, the dramatic early sunsets, the beautiful, frosted scenery and sometimes snow! For people who struggle to get around however, getting out and about can be difficult and often dangerous all year around but particularly in the winter months.
However, there are plenty of ways that you can get out of doors and explore safely – here are a few ideas and things to be aware of if you are wanting to get out and about but have mobility restrictions…
Use Mobility Aids – Making sure that you use mobility aids like these from Ability Superstore can really help you to get out and about. There are many types of mobility aids which have various benefits – from walking frames to scooters, there is bound to something that is right for your needs.
Go With a Friend or Family Member – A great way to be safer whilst you walk is to walk in company. By going with someone else they will be able to help you if the ground is hard to walk on or if you become unsteady on your feet.
Use Lighting – Because it is darker at this time of the year, many accidents happen due to low visibility. This can be helped by using a torch or lights when you are out.