Jat was inspired to build more physical activity into his life after being part of the We Are Undefeatable Home Games programme in 2021. By hearing other people's journeys with their condition and the ways they got moving, it put into perspective his own life and showed him that he could begin to live with his condition rather than be ruled by it.
A big part of Jat's life is being a carer for his mum, who lives with osteoporosis and has learning difficulties. He really values looking after his mum and going to the cinema or doing activities at home – there’s nothing better than seeing his mum smile when they are doing crafts together.
How Jat Gets Moving
Jat is the first to admit that before the pandemic he did very little physical activity and was nervous to get started in case the symptoms of his asthma flared up. But being inspired by the We Are Undefeatable campaign, Jat felt confident enough to start doing some gentle stretches, step-ups and home-based activity. It wasn't long before he began noticing the difference it made to how he felt both physically and mentally.
Following free online YouTube tutorials from the comfort of his living room enables Jat to fit getting active into his daily routine and be there to take care of his mum. Since building more physical activity into his routine, Jat was keen to find more ways he could get his mum active too. She lives with osteoporosis and they both get the benefit of the outside air and the change in scenery as they go on short walks near their home together.
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