Keeping your body healthy

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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. 

Health services explained

 

5/8/2020

 

Your guide to our virtual GP appointments

Using the Simplyhealth GP app on mobile

 

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

The online doctor

The how-to guides

 

7/4/2020

 

How to stay healthy at home

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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. 

Health tips for the home

6/5/2020

 

How to sleep better

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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. 

A guide to getting some sleep

19/5/2020

 

How to work at home...in comfort

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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.

Be comfortable at home

26/6/2020

 

Three ways to look after your eyes

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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. 

Protect your eyes

2/10/2020

 

How to look after your heart

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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. 

Top tips for a healthy heart

11/1/2021

 

How to beat boredom and get out this winter

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

Beat boredom this winter

5/2/2021

 

7 ways to love your heart

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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.

Top tips for your heart

5/3/2021

 

How to get the best sleep

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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.

How to get the best sleep

14/7/2021

 

6 ways to add more walking into your day

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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.

How to add more walking into your day

13/8/2021

 

Getting active by the sea

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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! 

How to get active by the sea

23/8/2021

 

Get out and about this summer

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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.

Six ways to get out and about this summer

27/8/2021

 

There's magic in movement

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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!

Explore how there's magic in movement

27/8/2021

 

Let the games begin

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

How to turn every day into an adventure

27/8/2021

 

Making memories together

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

How to make memories together

16/09/2021

 

Hosting your own sports day

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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!

 

How to host a sports day
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Healthy eating

 

29/4/2020

 

How to eat well for your health

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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. 

How to eat well

16/6/2020

 

The Nutritionist: Immune System Booster Foods

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

Support your immune system

23/6/2020

 

The Nutritionist: The science behind nutrition

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

Discover the science

23/6/2020

 

The Nutritionist: An immune-boosting lifestyle

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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, 

Get the healthy lifestyle

5/2/2021

 

Tried and tested heart-healthy recipes

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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.

Heart healthy recipes

7/4/2021

 

Cook-a-long @ Home with Candice 

Candice Brown Great British Bake Off winner

 

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.

Join in with the cook-a-long

Home workouts

 

14/7/2020

 

5 simple exercises for a workout at home

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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.

Take a break from working

30/3/2021

 

Workout @ Home with Jonnie Peacock

Home workout with Paralympic 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.

Take part in Jonnie's workout

26/4/21

 

Yoga @ Home with Annie Clarke

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At Simplyhealth, we know how important it is to be active and take part in regular exercise. So why not join yoga teacher Annie Clarke for an online yoga class over on Simplyhealth UK’s Facebook page.

Join Annie's yoga class

 

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