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Bucks residents being urged to look after their health

A local health service is hoping residents will use the lockdown to focus on their health.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 5:46am 29th April 2020. (Updated at 5:47am 29th April 2020) 3-minute read.

Bucks residents being urged to look after their health

Buckinghamshire residents are being urged to use this time to look after their well being. 

Live Well Stay Well is a free healthy lifestyle support service available to residents of Buckinghamshire. 

They support people with a range of issues and want to make sure people are looking after themselves during the lockdown. 

Suggesting that now would be a great time for people to look at improving their health, particularly for matters like smoking. 

Olivia from the service says:

"Because people are at home they can be quite bored, they don't know what to focus on and there is pressure to achieve a lot of goals set before like learn a new language.

"Whereas it could be chance to reset, and be active with limited resources or how to eat a healthier diet when you're eating tinned food and things like that. 

"Through our service we can give you the best guidance, hints, tips and tools tips as to how to lead a healthier and more balanced lifestyle."

They don't just look after physical health though, they also look at issues like anxiety and depression, which mental health charities have warned people to be conscious of during the coronavirus lockdown. 

Sarah explained why it so important to look at both areas of health:

"Physical and mental well being come hand in hand. If you're trying to look after one thing generally the other will come along with it.

"The idea of our service looking at both is that as a whole you are looking after your whole self, and I think its very important we do that especially now."

People are being urged to contact them to find out about the range of opportunities they have to improve well being and health. 

Some areas they offer support in include:

  • Stop smoking
  • Lose weight 
  • Eat healthily 
  • Manage anxiety and/or depression
  • Manage Type II Diabetes
  • Manage Pre-Diabetes
  • Manage the emotional challenges of living with a long term condition
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