Taking care of your body and mind is really important while you are spending more time at home because of coronavirus.
First and foremost, always follow the NHS’s coronavirus guidance and the government’s coronavirus advice.
Healthy You - Healthy Lifestyles
Awareness of the importance of good health and wellbeing has really risen in recent times. A healthy lifestyle has so many benefits; physically, mentally and socially. But sometimes we just need that little extra motivation and support to get going. Healthy You is here to help.
The Healthy You - Healthy Lifestyles service provides information and support to individuals who want to be more physically active, and to individuals and families that need support with healthy eating and maintaining a healthy diet.
For more information contact Sophie Edwards, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Facebook: @HealthyYouEastCambs.
Health and Happiness
For tips on physical wellbing, mental wellbing, baking, local services and more, visit YouTube for the East Cambridgeshire District Council's Health and Happiness Event
Exercise and physical wellbeing
It is obviously difficult to do as much exercise when you are spending more time at home – but it is important to try to stay fit and healthy.
Visit the Sport England website for ideas on exercising with limited space and equipment.
Mental health and wellbeing
We all react differently in situations like this – some of us will feel more frustrated, worried or lonely than others. Remember that the situation is only temporary, and however difficult it is to stay at home, doing so helps protect yourself and others.
There are plenty of online networks and tools that can help you stay in touch with friends and family. Facebook, Skype, WhatsApp and Zoom are just a few that let you see and talk to multiple people at a time.
These links will give you some information and ideas for staying positive and looking after your mental health:
- NHS: Every Mind Matters
- Mental Health Foundation: How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- Mind: Coronavirus and your wellbeing
- GOV.UK: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus
- GOV.UK: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak
- GOV.UK: Looking after yourself and your body
- Now we are talking campaign
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, acting to protect and improve your health is particularly important. For information and advice on how to quit smoking, visit the NHS webpage or COVID-19: advice for smokers and vapers.
Protect yourself from fraud and scams
Fraudulent activity and scams taking advantage of the coronavirus outbreak are increasing, including doorstep crime, online scams and the sale of counterfeit goods such as fake hand sanitiser. Stay up to date with the latest news on the Action Fraud Website.
Other useful links
- Asthma UK: Coronavirus
- Carers UK: Coronavirus guidance
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: Coronavirus
- Disability Cambridgeshire
- Macmillan: Coronavirus guidance for people with cancer
- Marie Curie: Coronavirus if you are affected by terminal illness
- The NHS app – access a range of NHS services on your smartphone or tablet
- Scope: Coronavirus information and updates
- Quick guide to safe shopping (pdf)
- Rural Services Network: Advice for people living with dementia