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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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23/2/2022

 

Online GP prescriptions: how it all works

 

Been prescribed medication by a GP using our SimplyConsult 24/7 video GP service? Find out how to start your treatment within hours by using our nominated pharmacy service.

 

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23/2/2022

 

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.

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11/2/2022

 

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! 

 

 

Using the Simplyhealth GP app on mobile

5/8/2020

 

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. 

The how-to guides

 

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7/4/2020

 

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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6/5/2020

 

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. 

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19/5/2020

 

How to work at home...in comfort

 

We look at how to create comfortable home working conditions, how to check your posture, and why you need to keep active throughout the day.

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26/6/2020

 

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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2/10/2020

 

How to look after your heart

 

We all know how important the heart is, but do we know how to take care of it? We've noted down a few tips from our knowledge bank. 

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11/1/2021

 

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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5/2/2021

 

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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5/3/2021

 

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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14/7/2021

 

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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13/8/2021

 

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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23/8/2021

 

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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27/8/2021

 

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. No wand or spells required!

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27/8/2021

 

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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27/8/2021

 

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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16/09/2021

 

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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Healthy eating

 

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29/4/2020

 

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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16/6/2020

 

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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23/6/2020

 

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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23/6/2020

 

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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5/2/2021

 

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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7/4/2021

 

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.

Home workouts

 

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14/7/2020

 

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

30/3/2021

 

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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26/4/21

 

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.

 

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