Top tips to help us all stay healthy and well

Health and care partners across Morecambe Bay recognise there is a need to act now to support those who are most vulnerable and most at risk in our communities during this winter period and as the pandemic remains a challenge to our daily lives. 


We know that being more active and more healthy can reduce your risk of becoming seriously ill if you catch coronavirus.
 
Here are 6 top tips to help us all stay healthy and well
 
Ask for help - if you are struggling with your mental health or physical health.
Blood Pressure – keep it low to protect yourself from heart attacks and strokes.
Covid – remember Hands, Face, Space, and if you have symptoms get a test and self-isolate.
Diet – eat a healthy and balanced diet.
Exercise – try and get out for 20 minutes walk every day.
Flu Jab – if entitled to one on the NHS – get it done.

Use the drop down boxes below to find out more about how you can access support for any of these tips 

 

A is for Ask

A is for Ask

If you are struggling with your mental health, there are organisations able to help and support you below are just a few websites that may help

 

https://www.nhs.uk/

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/MentalHealthSupport

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/seeking-help-for-a-mental-health-problem/where-to-start/

https://111.nhs.uk/

 

Watch Dr Andy Knox as he gives 7 top tips to help you look after your mental health 

https://youtu.be/RneOrUUyLiw

 

 

B is for Blood Pressure

C is for Covid

D is for Diet

D is for Diet

Eat a healthy diet which is low on sugar, low on carbohydrates, low on salt and low alcohol. Eat lots of vegetables, more protein and vitamin B. 

 

Find out more about how you can inprove your diet using the following links: 

 

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/the-eatwell-guide/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/5-a-day-what-counts/

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vitamins-and-minerals/

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/alcohol-support/

E is for Exercise

F is for Flu Jab

F is for Flu Jab

If you are in an at risk group or are entitled to a flu jab on the NHS - get it done. 

You can find out more about who is entitled and how you can get it using the following link:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/