Health tips to help improve your wellbeing

Posted: 06/04/2020

Now more than ever, it’s important to you keep yourself as healthy and happy as possible.

To help you manage and maintain great mental and physical health, we’ve pulled together a list of tips and advice to enable you to stay mentally and physically active.

Looking after the mind

Having good mental health is really important for your wellbeing, and empowers you to achieve more and be the best you can be.

If you’re looking for support or advice, there are plenty of free resources at the click of a mouse. Take a look at mental health charity MIND for tips on how to manage your mental health in any situation.

You can also check out the NHS Every Mind Matters campaign, where you can even build your own personalized wellbeing plan and tailor the advice to you!

If you need help to manage and maintain your mental and physical health during this difficult period, there are plenty of free wellbeing apps that offer support on the go! To keep yourself healthy, try downloading HeadSpace, the mindfulness app that helps you stress less, move more and sleep better. You can find HeadSpace on your mobiles app store.

Getting a good nights sleep is key to having great mental wellbeing. We know your schedules may have changed during this time, but try to stick to your normal routine. Getting up and going to bed at the same time every day will help you get the sleep you need to feel refreshed and tackle your to-do list!

Try to also avoid using your phone past 9pm. We know the lure of scrolling social media can be strong, but putting away your devices on a night will help you relax and unwind before bed.

Looking after the body

Physical exercise is amazing for your wellbeing, and has many benefits, including boosting your mood, relieving anxiety and improving your health.

Gyms may be closed, but there are plenty of free exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. Try using household items like tinned food or bottles of water for weights, or you can use your stairs as your own personal exercise machine!

There’s also plenty of free work out videos for all different abilities on YouTube too. If you need a helping hand, or some advice on how to train out of the gym, make sure you take a look by searching ‘home workout’ or ‘home exercise’.

We may be limited to one daily outdoor exercise session, so it’s important you make the most of it! Why not download the couch to 5k app to help you get running. Designed for beginners, each week builds in difficulty and in nine short weeks, you’ll be running 5k with no problems. You can find the couch to 5k app on your mobile app store.

With the schools closed and all of us spending more time at home, it’s more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy to keep our wellbeing tip-top! Get the whole family involved with exercise and tune in to P.E with Joe Wicks, live on his YouTube channel every day at 9am.

We’re always on hand to support you and your loved ones with your wellbeing. If you need help or advice, get in contact with us today.

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