COVID-19 has been a challenging time for all of us and it can be easy to neglect our health and wellbeing. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is vital in helping us to deal with the challenges COVID-19 brought us.
Here are some links to organisations and resources that can help you stay healthy during this time.
As we are spending more time at home, it is easy to forget our daily activity routine. Being active is vital for both our physical health and our emotional wellbeing. For tips and tools for staying active, visit the following websites:
Maintaining a healthy diet
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is crucial for maintaining good health and a strong immune system. This includes eating a wide variety of foods and consuming the right amount of food and drink to maintain a healthy body weight. The following websites contain tips and tools for eating well:
Mental health wellbeing
The COVID-19 pandemic has made many people feel anxious, worried and lonely. Being aware of how you’re feeling and knowing how to look after your mental wellbeing is an important part of staying healthy. These websites and services have resources to help you manage your mental health.
- Beyond Blue Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Service – Available 24/7
- Beyond Blue phone line (staffed by mental health professionals): 1800 512 348.
- Black Dog Institute
- Smiling Mind
The pandemic has been challenging for families. We have had to deal with disrupted schooling and children being forced to stay at home. The following website offer some good resources to talk to your children about the pandemic and to keep them occupied.
Alcohol and tobacco
During challenging times, it is easy to fall into unhealthy habits and patterns of behaviour. Although it is completely natural to feel more stressed and anxious, dealing with these emotions with unhealthy coping strategies such as smoking, and drinking can be counter productive. Here are some links to information about avoiding unhealthy behaviours: