Tips: 5 Ways to Wellbeing

Small improvements in our wellbeing can help to decrease some mental health problems and also help us to get more out of life.

These 5 ways to wellbeing are proven to improve personal wellbeing. Read the full document.

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Go for a Swim!

Simply being immersed in water tends to lower your blood pressure and heart rate. Exercising in water is a great way to build fitness and have fun.

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Exercising in water is a great way to build fitness and have fun.

Regular physical activity is associated with a greater sense of wellbeing and lower rates of depression and anxiety.

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Today, how about walking a bit more that you usually would.

Evidence shows moods can improve after 10 minutes of exercise.

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Tomorrow morning, what about spending a few minutes rotating your wrists, shoulders then ankles.

This will gently wake up your body.

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Try a new sport or hobby, it’s never too late to try something new.

Exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good.

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Try yoga, go to a class, or search on YouTube and do it at home.

There is a close relationship between physical health and mental health. Keeping fit can improve our mental wellbeing too.

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Put your headphones on, play your favourite song and dance, hum, tap or sing along.

Singing can increase oxygenation levels in your blood stream but also reduce stress levels.

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Have you tried exercising regularly?

It can boost your self-esteem and help you concentrate, sleep, look and feel better.

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When exercising be aware of when you breathe more deeply.

When you do, endorphins are released - a naturally occurring chemical that makes you feel good.

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What about doing some simple stretches.

A small increase in your activity level can enhance your wellbeing.

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Staying hydrated is important as your brain is more than 70% water.

Drinking water ensures your body has the energy it needs to be active throughout the day.

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Keep an exercise diary.

See your confidence and fitness develop.

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Create a goal for yourself based on one of the 5 ways to wellbeing.

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