How Are You Blog

We all need to take a bit of extra care of ourselves through the winter months. Sometimes that means knowing where to turn for some support or to find an activity we enjoy. To help you find what you need and to share how other people support their mental and physical health, take a look at these blog posts from the H.A.Y. (How Are You ) Team and other contributors.

Blog Post #1 – Getting Outside

Getting outside, even when it’s cold or the weather isn’t great, is an important part of looking after your physical and mental wellbeing.

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Blog Post #2 – It’s Party Season!

Here are some top tips to make party season more enjoyable and less stressful.

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Blog Post #3 – Cutting the Cost of Living

Winter can be an expensive time of year for many households and money worries cause anxiety and stress.

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Blog Post #4 – Red January & Healthy You

RED January and Healthy You’s Virtual Festival will get you moving for your physical and mental health in 2024.

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Blog Post #5 – Where to Turn?

Where to turn when you don’t feel yourself.

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Blog Post #6 – The Healing Power of Hobbies

A hobby is something that we do regularly for fun, usually in our leisure time. For some people, a hobby can be a mental health life-line.

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Blog Post #7 – Lifestyle Medicine & Moving Every Day

Lifestyle medicine covers six pillars we can work on to improve our health and wellbeing – one of which is movement & exercise. In this guest blog by Dr Claire Gillvray there are some tips and tricks that will help you build movement into your daily life.

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Blog Post #8 – Health Checks

One great tool in figuring out where you are now and what lifestyle changes you may want to make in 2024 are free NHS Health Checks or a Health MOT from Healthy You.

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Blog Post #9 – Keeping On Your Feet This Winter

Winter brings snow, ice and wet weather, and this can increase the risk of trips, slips and falls. A fall can be a traumatic experience mentally and physically and have long term health implications – particularly if you are an older person. To reduce your risk of falls, here are some (steady) steps you can take.

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Blog Post #10 – Cafés, Cuppas and Connection

There really is nothing a brew can’t do. What is available if you would like a cuppa and some company in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough – including community cafes, community hubs and wellbeing cafes.

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Blog Post #11 – Keeping Busy With The How Are You Team

Sharing a few of the things the How Are You team did to keep the winter blues away by getting out and about, being active, volunteering, learning, getting creative and staying connected.

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Blog Post #12 – Run For Your Life

Carrie Goucher, founder of Run For Your Life running groups, talks about her ‘Run For Joy’ approach to making running enjoyable and achievable, whatever your age, fitness level or ability.

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