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Looking After You: online resources


Exercise, nutrition and sleep

UK Chief Medical Officers’ Physical Activity Guidelines Sept. 2019

Couch to 5k

Eating Well

Sit less Move More

The Lifecurve - discover how you are ageing using the free Lifecurve app

Track your Vitamin D intake

NHS online BMI calculator - are you a healthy weight? 


Incontinence - Gusset Grippers aims to tackle incontinence using humour


Emotional and mental well-being 

Anxiety Self Help Guide NHS Inform - there are guides here too for depression and problem solving

Minding Your Head - information on how to protect your mental and emotional well-being and the issues that can affect it e.g. anxiety or depression. It also contains information on the local services that can offer help and support.

Giles Brandreth 7 Steps to Happiness - book 

Giles Brandreth 7 Steps to Happiness - video clip

Happiness TED talk ; Shawn Achor

Mindfulness Scotland - information on mindfulness and local courses available.

Green prescribing  - enjoying outdoor recreational activities for well-being

TED Talk: Lessons from the longest study on happiness - what makes a good life to keep us happier and healthier

Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP)  


Cognitive health

Green space and cognitive ageing; Lothian birth cohort 1936

 How Age UK contributes to Brain Ageing Research

Cognitive Fitness online course  - Harvard Health

Reducing your Risk of Dementia












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