Wellbeing for the New Year

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Keeping fit and healthy is so beneficial for both body and mind but it can be hard sticking to those new year’s resolutions. Don’t worry - help is at hand.

Here are some activities and ways to look after your wellbeing for a healthier and happier 2023.

Harrow Health Walks 

Harrow Health Walks is a free programme of walks. They are for anyone who wants to get more active, meet new people and explore Harrow’s hidden gems. The scheme is part of the Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, England’s largest network of wellbeing walk schemes. Find out about Harrow Health Walks.

Shape Up Harrow 

Over 400 people in Harrow have joined. Shape Up Harrow which is a free service to support you manage your weight over 12 weekly sessions. Now it’s your turn! Starting this month, sign up and access the sessions and courses (adults aged 18-65 eligible with a BMI of 30 or 27.5 for higher risk groups). Find out about Shape Up and Check your BMI.

Dry January

Are you in? 31 days alcohol-free, a break and a total reset for the body and mind with Alcohol Change UK. There are many benefits, including sleeping better and having more energy, improving your mental health and concentration, looking fabulous and brighter skin, saving money and an amazing sense of achievement. 
 
For support locally visit WDP Harrow or if you know a young person who needs support please refer them to Harrow Young People's Substance Misuse Service. 

Quit smoking! 

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you will be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately. Make this January your fresh start and join the thousands who are quitting!  
 
Check out NHS advice, tools and tips on Quit smoking - Better Health. If you need support locally to Quit Smoking, please contact WDP Harrow.  

Staying connected 

Talking to people and remaining socially connected with your friends and family is important for our health. Take a wellbeing quiz to help identify how you are feeling and coping.

Published: 13th January 2023