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How regular walking can transform clients’ holistic wellbeing

At Blossom, we’re passionate about enhancing all aspects of our clients’ quality of life.


And we recognise that every step we take to achieve this is a stride towards better health and wellbeing.


With March marking Cancer Research UK’s Walk All Over Cancer event – an initiative which encourages participants to complete 10,000 steps every day to raise funds for life-saving research – it’s a perfect time to remind ourselves of how even the gentlest of walks can have significant positive impacts on our health.


Walk All Over Cancer is an incredibly worthwhile cause that we’re proud to support and encourage people to take part in. However, we understand that walking 10,000 steps is an immense challenge for anyone who requires home care.


But regardless of the distance, clients who are regularly able to get out and stretch their legs can experience a transformative difference on their holistic wellbeing.


Five physical and mental benefits of walking

1. Maintain muscle and mobility

Regular walking helps to maintain muscle strength, in turn enhancing personal mobility. For our clients, this can mean improved independence and a greater ability to engage in daily activities, contributing to a better quality of life.


2. Improve heart health

Walking is a heart-friendly exercise, helping to regulate blood pressure and improve circulation – vital guards against heart disease and strokes. Even short strolls just to get some fresh air can make a significant difference in heart health.


3. Weight management

Committing to a regular walking routine burns calories and contributes to staying on top of your weight. For individuals who are less mobile or are recovering from illness or injury, walking can be an excellent exercise to start any physical rehabilitation with.


4. Reduce stress and anxiety

The mental health benefits of walking are every bit as significant as the physical: walking is proven to reduce stress, anxiety, and help alleviate feelings of depression. The exposure to natural light and the calming effects of nature alone can boost your mood and improve your sense of wellbeing.


5. Enhanced cognitive function

Studies have shown that regular walking is linked to improved cognitive function, including enhanced memory, attention, and even problem-solving skills. This is particularly important for our clients, as maintaining cognitive health is crucial for staying independent at home.

An elderly woman walking in the forest with her granddaughter
Woman with grandchild


How we work to keep clients active

Our award-winning carers are dedicated to empowering our clients to engage in physical activities, including walking, to the extent that the individuals are able. Whether it’s a short trip to the shops, a leisurely stroll in the local park, or simply stepping outside for fresh air, we ensure that staying active forms a vital part of the care we provide.


Our carers are trained to provide support that respects the limits and enhances the capabilities of our clients as part of a completely bespoke care plan. We believe that by encouraging our clients to engage in regular light exercise, we’re not just improving their physical health, but also fostering a sense of independence and better mental wellbeing as part of our holistic approach to home care.


It means that whatever our clients’ care requirements are, we are by their side every step of the way to achieve the best quality of life possible.


Ready to experience a new level of care?

Blossom Home Care has an unbreakable commitment to delivering exceptional levels of service. If you want to find out more about how our superb carers can help your loved ones, please contact us today:


We look forward to helping you.


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