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Adopting some simple, easy habits can improve your health and wellbeing and help to prevent you getting ill in the future.

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Healthy eating

There are many benefits to eating healthily, boosting your immunity, strengthening bones, keeping your skin, teeth, and eyes healthy, lowering the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and much more.

Discover practical tips that cover the basics of healthy eating and help you make healthier choices.

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Moving more is great for your body. It helps to strengthen your muscles, build better bones, improve your lungs and heart and helps to relieve stress.

The key is to find something you’re interested in and enjoy doing.

Discover tools, tips and support to help you get active and move your body more.

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Self-care is about keeping fit and healthy, understanding when you can look after yourself, when a pharmacist can help, and when to get advice from your doctor or another clinician.

It is also about looking after common conditions and mild illnesses to prevent them from becoming worse. A well-stocked medicine cabinet can be essential in helping you to feel better quickly.

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Back pain

Back pain is a common problem affecting many of us at some point during our lives.

The good news is that in most cases it isn’t a serious problem, it might just be caused by a simple strain to a muscle or ligament.

Often back pain often improves on its own within a few weeks. There are things you can do to help speed up your recovery such as gentle exercise and keeping moving.

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Approved health apps

Feel more in control of your health with clinically approved Humber and North Yorkshire Health Apps Library.

It brings together every smartphone app you could possibly imagine, helping you stay fit and healthy, or live your best life if you have a long-term medical condition.


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Social prescribing

There may be times in your life when your capacity to cope with certain situations can lead to stress and affect your health.

Social Prescribing offers advice, support and links to community groups, services and activities that can help you to make positive changes to improve your health and wellbeing.

Speak to your GP practice to find out more about seeing your social prescribing team.


Coping with loneliness

We can all feel lonely from time to time and feeling lonely can have a negative impact on your mental health, especially if the feelings have lasted a long time.

Spending time being social with friends and family helps to make you feel happy, enjoy life and be less stressed or worried.

Age UK has a range of services and support to help older people meet new people and make friends and Better Health offers practical advice and tips for managing feelings of loneliness.

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Cost of living support

The rising cost of living can cause a lot of worry, anxiety and stress for many. Help and support is available from your local authority: