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Keeping your body healthy


Staying fit, active, and healthy at home doesn't have to mean going for a 5k run every other day, although we're impressed by those who do. It could mean a whole host of things - getting a decent night's sleep, eating well to give you the right energy, even having a structured working from home routine. All of which helps look after your body. In this section, we've shared knowledge from around Simplyhealth, as well as our partners and ambassadors including nutritionist Monica Durigon


And we know motivation might not be there either, which is why Heather Fisher has recorded a few videos for you. The England Rugby Sevens star is at home with her parents through all this and has been encouraging them to get up and moving. She's also got a few tips on how a professional athlete deals with the physical challenges of stress.


We've all got to stay as active as possible, for both our body and our mind. We're with you throughout this, and we'll be there on the other side too. 

Online doctor services explained


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Most common symptoms checked by our online doctor


Our online GP service can get you in front of a doctor within the same day, at a time that suits you. And we've analysed the data to understand the types of symptoms patients have been getting seen for.

Using the Simplyhealth GP app on mobile



Your guide to our virtual GP appointments


A video appointment with a GP, without leaving the house or losing the personal touch. All through our app. It's that easy. 



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The digital healthcare revolution


The healthcare landscape may have changed for good following the pandemic, virtual appointments are likely here to stay, which we think is great!


The how-to guides


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Finding a dentist in 2023


Our Clinical Director Catherine Rutland talks us through the world of dentistry in 2023, including how to find a dentist and what to look for when choosing.


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Helping you cope through the winter season


We’ve put together some top tips to help you navigate through the winter season, like how to keep warm and look after yourself. We’ll also be putting the spotlight on the various benefits and services that are available to customers through our health plans, to help support their winter wellbeing.

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Eating on a budget


In this article, we share our top tips to help you make good food choices without breaking the bank, help reduce your food waste to make your money go further, and do your bit to support the planet too.

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Article reviewed on 22/7/2022


Get out and about this summer


Making your walking routine more exciting is a fantastic way to help improve your mental and physical health this summer. Take a look at our six boredom busters to jazz-up your summer walks.

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 Article reviewed on 22/7/2022


Getting active by the sea


The beach is an ideal place to get you moving, from swimming in the sea to playing in the sand, or walking on the prom – there’s something for everyone. Take a look at the different ways to get your heart pumping, while having fun! 

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Eating well this winter 


Throughout the period and going into the winter season, it’s important to balance the Christmas treats with foods that will help look after our immunity too. 


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Mouth cancer – what you need to know


In this article, we’ll talk about the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer, as well as lifestyle changes that you can make to help reduce your risk.


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Article reviewed on 20/10/2022


Pain-free tips on how to work from home


Many of us are still working from home part-time if not full-time. So now may be a good time to reassess your workspace to ensure you’re still keeping to healthy ways of home working.


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How to look after your mouth, teeth and gums



Discover our oral health top tips for a healthier smile.

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There's magic in movement

Heather Fisher, along with her family and friends, share with us how being active and moving your body can help you feel good on the inside and look happy and healthy on the outside too.

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Let the games begin




Heather Fisher shares with us how you can turn every day into an adventure, whatever the weather and wherever the space.

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Making memories together



Heather Fisher and her family share with us how pieces of a greater jigsaw puzzle slot perfectly into place when generations come together.

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Article reviewed on 22/7/2022


Hosting your own sports day


Stuck for ideas on how to keep the kids entertained? Look no further, try setting up your own mini sports day. It can be just a family fun day, or you could invite friends or neighbours along too. However you do it, have some fun, get active and feel great!


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7 ways to love your heart




Loving your heart is like any special relationship: a little effort goes a long way! Making a few small lifestyle changes can really help care for your life-giving heart.


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How to get the best sleep



Understanding how much sleep we personally need and ensuring we maintain quality levels of sleep are key factors to supporting our health and wellbeing. Liggy Webb shares five ways to get the best rest and recharge.


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6 ways to add more walking into your day


Whether you’re looking to embark on walking adventures, or simply wanting to increase your daily step count, here are just a few ways that you can add more walking into your day.

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Three ways to look after your eyes



How can you look after your eyes? It's not a question we generally ask ourselves. But we should, and we have three answers for you. 

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How to beat boredom and get out this winter


7 ways to get yourself up and out during those dark grey winter months. Come along. Up you get. We're doing them too! 

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How to stay healthy at home


Liggy Webb shares a list of things to try to keep healthy at home. Things you may not have thought of, from how to embrace the day to getting structure and connection. 

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How to sleep better


Not getting enough sleep? Or struggling to even drop off into the land of nod? England Rugby Sevens star Heather Fisher has you covered with easy-to-use tips and tricks. 


Healthy eating


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How to eat well for your health


Stress affecting what you eat? HeadUp take a look at the correlation between food and your overall health. Spoiler alert. There's a big link. 

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The Nutritionist: Immune System Booster Foods


Your guide to getting vitamins and nutrients in your daily food intake. Expertly delivered by nutritionist and wellbeing coach Monica Durigon. 

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The Nutritionist: The science behind nutrition


Why eat healthy foods? We go into scientific detail with nutritionist Monica Durigon on why some foods are so good for your immune system. 

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The Nutritionist: An immune-boosting lifestyle


It isn't just food that can boost your immune system, it's your lifestyle as well. Check out Monica Durigon's tips on how to live life the healthy way, 

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Tried and tested heart-healthy recipes


Eat your way to heart health and fuel your body with feel-good food! Including a British Heart Foundation pancake recipe in time for Pancake Day.

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Cook-a-long @ Home with Candice 


Watch and join in with Candice Brown, 2016 winner of The Great British Bake Off, as she makes a simple, healthy and family-friendly recipe.

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Understanding your gut


Having healthy gut bacteria can result in fewer illnesses, allergies and autoimmune conditions.

Home workouts


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5 simple exercises for a workout at home


Get a break from your screen and a burst of activity at the same time. We've had a chat with a personal trainer on how to get a quick workout in.

Home workout with Paralympic Jonnie Peacock



Workout @ Home with Jonnie Peacock


Come rain or shine, live workouts from your living room are an activity the whole family can take part in. Join Paralympic gold medallist Jonnie Peacock for a workout.

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Yoga @ Home with Annie Clarke


At Simplyhealth, we know how important it is to be active and take part in regular exercise. Join yoga teacher Annie Clarke for an online yoga class from the comfort of your own home.