Free guides for people with a stoma

Whether you’ve already had stoma surgery, or you’re preparing for surgery, you may have questions about day-to-day living or more specific topics such as diet, exercise, or relationships. We’ve created a range of guides to help you navigate those topics and help you find out what works for you!

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Stoma Diet and Nutrition Guide

We understand the unique challenges you may face when it comes to diet and nutrition. That's why we've created this free guide to provide you with the support and knowledge you need.

Packed with expert advice, practical tips, and valuable information tailored specifically for ostomates. Our guide covers everything from understanding your nutritional needs to managing common digestive issues. Learn how to navigate dietary restrictions, incorporate balanced meals, and boost your energy levels.

Download our Stoma Diet and Nutrition Guide today to gain confidence in your dietary choices and embrace a fulfilling, healthy lifestyle.

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Fitness and Exercise with a Stoma

We're thrilled to present our full body advanced work out guide specifically designed to support individuals with stomas experienced with strength training and who have access to a gym or weights at home. Packed with a wealth of tips, tricks, and expert advice, this guide is your ultimate companion to achieving your fitness goals. Whether you prefer working out at the gym or in the comfort of your own home with weighted equipment, we've got you covered.

Personal Trainer, Danny Callaghan, has helped us create a 3-day workout plan for you to incorporate into your everyday life! Focussing on building strength across the upper body, legs, and core.

With this guide, you'll have the necessary advice and tips to make exercise enjoyable even with a stoma. Get ready to embrace the incredible benefits of fitness and unlock your true potential.

Embark on your journey to a healthier, happier you.

Core exercises for ostomates

Yoga can be a great form of exercise for ostomates, providing a gentle yet effective way to strengthen the core and improve overall well-being. Incorporating specific core exercises into a yoga practice can help develop strength, support the stoma area, boosting confidence and enhance body awareness.

Add a gentle yoga exercise to your routine with the guidance of SecuriCare blogger and ostomate Michelle and yoga instructor Steve Munn to help health issues such as parastomal hernias as well as help improve your mental wellbeing.

Download our FREE yoga guide for ostomates and start a new journey!

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Breathing and movements guide for people with a stoma

The breathing and movements guide has been developed by Stoma Care Nurses and Pilates Instructor Andy to help people of all ages and abilities reduce the risk of developing a parastomal hernia.

Whether you’re yet to have stoma surgery, you’ve recently had surgery or you’ve been living with a stoma for a long time, this guide is designed to gently build your strength and confidence to allow you to move freely.

This guide offers a programme which aims to help you develop the following key areas: breathing, core connection, stability and strength.

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