Your physical wellbeing

Practical tips and resources for customers on maintaining your physical wellbeing

On this page, you will find some useful tips, resources and ideas for staying active. If you have any questions, please speak with your Support Worker or Housing Officer.

Tips for exercise

Use could use an app like MapMyRun and plan a route around your local area. And then next time you go out, you can go a little further.

Try out the NHS’s Couch to 5K programme if you want to increase your running.

Or even try simply walking a new route that you haven’t tried before.

There are a number of Pilates and Yoga classes you can follow along with on YouTube. Below are some resources to get you started and be sure to go at your own pace

For these exercises there is no equipment needed, just your body. For example, try doing a series of 10 squats and see if you can do 15 the next time.

Don’t worry if you can’t do it. Be sure to go at your own pace!

For other ideas, try:

If you have some resistance bands these can be a great way  to add a little bit more of a challenge to your workout routine. These exercises can also be used to increase strength and flexibility in your joints such as your shoulders and hips.


Tips for healthy living

Healthy eating is all about balance, check out some of the resources that might help inspire you in your eating habits. Consider trying one or two changes at a time to make it more achievable.

Try a recipe you’ve never tried before!   Here are some ideas to get you started

The simple rule is – regularly throughout the day, if you start to feel thirsty you’re already slightly dehydrated.

Get a water bottle that you regularly use and carry it with you wherever you go. It’s recommended that you drink a minimum of 1.2 litres of water a day.


Many people who smoke are keen to stop, but quitting can be difficult to stop.


Cutting down or stopping drinking altogether can be a really helpful way to maintain your health. If you feel that you may have a problem with your relationship to alcohol, there is support available.

  • Call the National Drink Helpline on 0800 917 8282 for free advice and support.
  • NHS Alcohol Support

Getting consistent sleep is important for your wellbeing. You can do things like track what time you wake up and you will find out how much sleep you naturally need. Or try to leaving screens or devices outside of the bed. Something as simple as a making a calming routine and doing it every night can help get you into a good rhythm of sleep.

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