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Self-care and physical health
Physical health is important for good wellbeing

Taking care of yourself and your physical health helps look after your mental health and reduce feelings of stress. Exercise boosts mood and self-esteem. A healthy diet and a good night’s sleep are proven to help you stay well, feel your best and deal with life’s difficulties.

 

We all lead busy lives, but it’s important to make time to check in with yourself and listen to how you are feeling. Here we outline some free resources to support you and others for being more active, getting better quality sleep and maintaining a healthy diet.

Resources from Good Thinking
London’s digital wellbeing service, Good Thinking, has a range of tools and resources to support your wellbeing. Here’s a selection on self-care and physical health.
Nutrition
Check out these tips on shopping and preparing nutritious meals and find further links on healthy eating.
Building a routine
Read how having a routine and structure is important for good mental health, and why it’s important to get back into a routine as we recover from the pandemic.
Mindfulness
Find out why a micropause can help your mental health today – podcast by mindfulness trainer and consultant psychologist Janet Wingrove.
Meditation
Learn guided meditation and visualisation techniques with the Meditainment app.
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Resources to help you
Self-care techniques
Explore Mind’s advice on self-care techniques and lifestyle changes that can help manage the symptoms of many mental health problems.
Sleeping better
Watch this NHS-led wellbeing webinar for tips on getting a good night’s sleep.
Diet and mental health
Listen to a Mental Health Foundation podcast on a how diet affects our mental health, and some techniques to help improve our overall mental and physical wellbeing.
Mindfulness
Learn about the benefits of mindfulness and try three exercises to get you started in this Thrive LDN webinar.
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Resources to help you support others
Eating well
Check out the UK’s Eatwell Guide on the NHS website for a detailed menu of ideas on achieving a healthy diet.
Kickstart your health
Healthy changes start with little changes. Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support.
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