Self-Care Week comes to Lincolnshire (13-19 November)

By Louise O'reilly on November 15th, 2017 - comments

Health, care and voluntary organisations in Lincolnshire are getting behind a national campaign, Self-Care Week, to urge everyone to learn more about self care to keep healthy.

And at Active Lincolnshire, we’re promoting the benefits of physical activity as one of the best ways to stay healthy this winter. Leisure Centres in West Lindsey, East Linsdey (Louth, Skegnesss, Mablethorpe, Horncastle), South Holland (Long Sutton, Spalding) and Lincoln are offering sessions for people who want some help in getting into exercise. There is also the Activity Finder if you are looking for new ideas or groups.

Self Care Week runs from November 13-19 and aims to empower everyone to do all they can to look after themselves and their families, physically and emotionally, for the short and long term.

So what else can you do to support great self care?
• Try Public Health England’s One You quiz for tips about what changes you can make. The quiz asks some simple questions oneyouabout your lifestyle and gives ideas of manageable changes you can make. If you put your postcode in, you will also be shown where to get further local help and support.
• Stock up your medicine cabinet so you can treat minor ailments and injuries at home.
• Consider volunteering or joining a local community group to improve your mood or develop new skills. Visit lincolnshirevolunteering.org.uk
Peta Hill, programme manager at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Some simple changes to your lifestyle can add up to big improvements to your health. Whatever your goals – whether you want to look younger, have more energy, get a good night’s sleep, better manage a health condition or feel fitter, there is a range of useful ‘One You’ tools, apps and support.
• Participating leisure partners include:
Horncastle Swimming Pool and Fitness Suite, Yarborough Leisure Centre, Lincoln, Peele Leisure Centre, Long Sutton, Meridian Leisure Centre, Louth, Station Sports Centre, Mablethorpe, Embassy Swimming Pool and Fitness Suite, Skegness, Castle Sports Centre, Spalding and West Lindsey Leisure Centre.
• For more help and advice on self care and Self Care Week, visit selfcareforum.org