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Health and Wellbeing

It's more important than ever that we find the time to look after our physical and mental health. Below are a variety of health and wellbeing advice & tips to keep you and your family healthy and well.

Staying Active

NHS: Gym-free Workouts

Put the fun back into fitness with these equipment-free workouts for all levels.
These illustrated guides are designed to help make your workouts effective and easy to follow. 

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Be Active, Stay Healthy

An exercise video for older adults, the less active and those who have not exercised for a while.

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Joe Wicks: The Body Coach

Joe Wicks, The Body Coach, is bringing free exercise to your living rooms.
From P.E. workouts for children to exercise videos for seniors, there is something for everyone!

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WorkOut From Home

Hertfordshire Sport Partnership have put together a variety of resources and activities, to help keep everyone moving. Whether you need ideas for working out your body and mind or ways to keep your kids active, they have a range of free online resources.

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Disney Dance-Alongs

This Girl Can has teamed up with Disney and real families across England to create dance routines to help mums get active with their kids.
You can learn the moves or put your own spin on the routines. Break a sweat while having a bit of fun...

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Join the Movement #StayInWorkOut

Join the Movement is Sport Englands new campaign, giving you the advice and tools you need to help stay physically active whilst at home.  
Find lots of fun and creative ideas including exclusive workouts from Les Mills, Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) and FiiT. 

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Eating Well

One You: For Your Body

What you eat, and how much, is so important for your health and your waistline.
Follow these easy ways to eat better every day.

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Change4Life

Make a change today with Change4Life!
Discover sugar swaps, healthy recipes, nutritional advice, top tips and activities to help your kids stay healthy.

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The Healthy Food Guide

The Healthy Food Guide makes it easy and enjoyable to eat well and feel great. Filled with thousands of healthy recipes, expert nutrition advice, shopping tips and more.

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BBC Good Food: Stay home, get cooking

BBC Good Food have dedicated a section of their website to 'Stay at Home Cooking'. Find recipe inspiration, fun activities and other ways to cope with being at home.

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BeeZee Bodies

BeeZee bodies is a family weight management service designed to offer practical advice and ideas to families about how to make healthy changes and stay active and well.

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Healthy Lifestyle

Stop Smoking

If you smoke, you have an increased risk of becoming seriously ill with COVID-19. Contact Hertfordshire Health Improvement Service on 0800 389 3 998 OR text quit4covid to 80818 for telephone support and medication to quit smoking.

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Drugs and Alcohol Recovery Services

You can contact Change Grow Live (CGL) Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services from 9am-7pm by calling them on 0800 652 3169 or emailing [email protected] CGL recovery workers are offering support over the phone.

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Alcohol Health Alliance UK

To support those in recovery at this difficult time, The Alcohol Health Alliance has put together a list of online resources which may be useful. All of us are unique and need support in different ways. You may find some resources more useful than others.

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Activities for Children

Nature Activities

Looking for ideas to keep children entertained? To help, The Woodland Trust have pulled together some simple, nature-based activities you can enjoy together at home or in your garden.

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Indoor and Outdoor Activities

Here are some of the best practical ideas for activities & resources for you to do with your kids if you’re at home because of COVID-19, because childhood can’t wait…  

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Youth Sport Trust

A fun ‘compete against yourself’ approach to physical activity with a focus on resilience and perseverance. A range of activity cards and videos to try at home. 

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Borrow Box

Read ebooks and listen to audiobooks for free – with no overdue charges. BorrowBox is your complete eLibrary in one app. Read the latest bestseller or take your favourite book everywhere you go.

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BBC Biteseize

Need a home-schooling boost? BBC Biteseize  are delivering online daily lessons for different age groups, as well as parents' toolkits. 

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Move to Improve

Family friendly game ideas to keep your children happy and healthy. Help your child learn essential movements that will support their natural development in school and in life. Are you ready for some fun?

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Staying at Home Advice & Tips

Working well from home

Having to work from home can have a significant impact on our productivity and wellbeing.
If you are going to take on remote-working; perhaps for the first time, MIND in Mid Herts have some tips on how to make this transition in a healthy way.

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How to keep healthy while you can't go out

Whether you are shielding, self-isolating or on lockdown, you'll be spending a lot more time at home over the coming months. But there are lots of things you can do to make sure you feel well in your mind and body.
Read The British Heart Foundations easy tips.

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Top tips to stay well while isolating

Whether you are self-isolating for medical needs or socially distancing, being at home all day can be stressful. It is important that we stay physically and emotionally well during this time.  Herts County Council have produced some top tips and resources for looking after your health while you’re at home.

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