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Healthy Living

In our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to look after ourselves. Here are some things to think about.

Healthy eating

Try starting the day with a hearty breakfast and see what a difference it makes. Aim for 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. More ideas below:

www.coolfoodplanet.org

Great fun websites covering just about everything about eating healthily – quizzes, facts and lots more.

www.fitness.gov/10tips.htm


Top 10 tips for healthy eating and activity.

Physical activity

This brings many people out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. It doesn’t have to be like sports at school if you don’t want it to be! Exercise has been proven to help with mild depression and anxiety. 20 minutes a day doing something that leaves you a bit out of breath could leave you looking and feeling healthier and more energised.

www.healthyliving.gov.uk

Find out about healthy eating and physical activity, and how small changes can lead to big benefits.

www.bbc.co.uk/health/healthy_living/fitness/motivation_young.shtml


All about how to get the most out of healthy activities.

Smoking

Okay, so we’ve all heard the warnings. Think you’re ready to make a change? This website may help.

www.quitbecause.org.uk

Information on why you should quit and how to do it!

Drugs and alcohol

If you use drugs and alcohol, it’s important to make sure you have all the information so you can be in control. To find out more, check out the sites below. They may also be able to support you to reduce your use, or even stop altogether.

www.knowthescore.info

Information line for the general public in Scotland providing facts about drugs and their effects Telephone: 0800 587 5879 Hours: Seven days a week 24 hours a day

www.talktofrank.com

For information and advice on all aspects of drug misuse and referrals to local agencies. The helpline operated 24 hours round the clock.

www.aa-uk.org.uk

Al Anon Offers understanding and support for families and friends of problem drinkers whether the sufferer is still drinking or not. Telephone: 0141 339 8884 Hours: 24 Hours Alateen Provides help and advice to teenagers who live with someone with a drink problem Telephone: 0141 339 8884 Hours: 24 Hours

Drinkline Offers confidential information and advice about drinking and local contacts. Telephone: 0800 917 8282 Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm