Our experts can also assist in injury prevention strategies and empower you with all the knowledge you need when managing a short term injury or chronic musculoskeletal condition. However, there are other lifestyle changes that you can adopt when considering improving your overall health.
It is important to remember that when making changes to lifelong habits, make them small and incremental. We call this pacing, and our team as well as information here on our website, can assist with this. For example, don't quit smoking and start a diet at the same time, as this could be too many big steps and make you feel worse initially. This will make it much harder to achieve your goals.
Remember: Make your goals achievable, take small steps and plan any lifestyle change over a sensible time period.
Exercises will help to stretch and strengthen joints, muscles, and other soft tissues, which can help with symptoms such as pain. To find and download our advice and exercises leaflets, visit our Leaflet Library or identify where your symptoms are for more information.
Here you will find resources for all types of exercises available in the community. Information on how frequent we should exercise, intensity of that exercise and the health benefits will also be available. Click here for more.
This section contains information and links concerning mental wellbeing, as well as signposting to mental health services and self help strategies such as mindfulness and relaxation. Click here for more.
A healthy lifestyle is anything that contributes to your overall wellbeing. This could be your diet, relaxation (covered above) and hobbies, exercise or making changes to habits. There’s a local smoking cessation service near you. Studies show that you’re four times more likely to quit with help. Click here for more.
We spend 40% of our lives in bed – so sleep quality is vital in maintaining a healthy body and mind. Good quality sleep can also help ease stress and when we are refreshed, our bodies can heal and regenerate more efficiently. Click here for more.