Warwickshire residents urged to spring into action and improve their health - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire residents urged to spring into action and improve their health

RESIDENTS across Warwickshire are being urged to spring into action to improve their health.

​Throughout April, Warwickshire County Council will be sharing tips to help people consider some healthier habits – whether this be sprucing things up at home by clearing out unwanted items and making everything tidy and fresh again, or a lifestyle spring clean and review of habits to improve health and wellbeing through refreshing regular routines.

There are small changes that could be incorporated into daily routines, say WCC health chiefs, such as changing one car journey a week to a walk or cycle, taking the stairs instead of a lift or escalator, swapping alcoholic drinks for the non-alcoholic versions, trying a new recipe or food each week, increasing fruit and vegetable meals and snacks, and aiming for seven hours sleep each night.

Shade Agboola, WCC Director of Public Health, said: “As the days become longer this can be a good chance for people to think about new habits that they’d like to introduce, taking stock of what you do at the moment and seeing if there is any way to swap some habits for healthier alternatives.

“Positive habits not only improve our health but they can improve our wellbeing too, making us better equipped to cope with stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. Changes don’t have to be grand, a small change over time can lead to a big impact.”

For tips, advice and links to support services to help improve health and wellbeing visit warwickshire.gov.uk/wellness.


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