Healthy Lifestyles self service

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Self care techniques and general lifestyle changes can help manage the symptoms of many physical and mental health problems, and may also help to prevent some problems from developing or getting worse. Browse through this section of our website to find some tips for looking after yourself that you might find helpful.

Often, all that is needed to start your own self-care journey and health behaviour changes is to find trusted information and good signposting. If you feel that this is you then follow the links. If you get stuck or need some advice and need to contact us then please do so on 0300 456 1006 or via our contact form.

Remember: Self care is about identifying your own needs and taking steps to meet them. It is taking the time to do some of the activities that nurture you. Self care is about taking proper care of yourself and treating yourself as kindly as you treat others.

A healthy diet can help you look and feel great.

It can also stop you gaining weight, so start by shelving the sugar and cutting back on the fat.

Getting enough exercise means a stronger, fitter you.

It’s good for your body and your mind too.

No surprises here – stopping is the best thing you can do.

No matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting helps improve your health straight away.

Cutting back on booze is good for your health.

It can boost energy levels and improve the quality of your sleep.

It’s important to get a good night’s sleep.

It allows your mind to relax, improving your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Relaxing helps you feel good and function well.

Getting stress under control can help you feel better about yourself.

Being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes means that looking after your health has become even more important.

Providing information and advice to help you self-manage your diabetes.

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