Staying active is important not only for your physical health but for your mental health too.
Any type of activity is good for you – and the more the better!
Being active is hugely important for our physical and mental wellbeing. Daily exercise is encouraged (whilst keeping an acceptable distance from others) and it can take many forms – including walking, gardening, running and cycling.
You can also exercise within the home and get the whole family involved – take a look at some of the ideas here.
It's tempting in times of stress to turn to alcohol as a means of coping, but this can often make things worse. To keep health risks from alcohol to a low level, both men and women are advised not to regularly drink more than 14 units a week.
Try these two websites for useful information and guidance about moderating your alcohol intake and understanding your relationship with alcohol.
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you’ll ever do for your health. You’ll have cleaner lungs, a stronger heart as well as more money for you and your family. Get started today.
Self help for MSK problems
Members of staff can access musculoskeletal advice straight away via MSK Assist. Simply click here to access self-treatment advice, educational videos and exercises for specific body areas.
If you feel unsure over the best way to manage your condition you can also self-refer to the Staff Physiotherapy Service for further assessment and appropriate support.
Keeping active is one of the best ways of looking after your physical and musculoskeletal health. Try the physical health page of this site for ideas.
Managing back pain
Referral to staff physiotherapy
If you require advice or support in helping to manage your musculoskeletal condition, then you can self-refer to the staff physiotherapy service. Appointments will initially be offered by telephone and face to face appointments offered where necessary.
Self-referral (if at work)
Staff can self-refer for ANY musculoskeletal problem and this does not need to be work related.
Complete the online self-referral form
If you do not have access to a computer then you can phone 01670 564010 (ext 36010)
Managers’ referral (if off sick)
If off sick, staff should be referred by their manager on Day 1 of their MSK absence to receive assistance as soon as possible.
Please see our Physiotherapy Privacy Notice
Diet and healthy weight’
When you’re tired and stressed the tendency is to forget to eat healthily and to turn to snacks or miss meals altogether. However, it is vital that you try your best to eat some meals that will provide you with nutrients to keep you healthy. Here are some tips and resources to help.