Physical Wellbeing

Healthy Living

In our busy lives, it’s easy to forget to look after our physical health. Here are some things to think about.

Healthy eating Try starting the day with a hearty breakfast and see what a difference it makes.  Aim for 5 portions of fruit and veg a day. More ideas below.

  • Cool Food Planet
  • D&G Health & Wellbeing
  • NHS Healthy Eating Links

Physical activity This brings many people out in a cold sweat just thinking about it. Exercise has been proven to help with mild depression and anxiety, 20 minutes a day doing something that leaves you a bit out of breath could leave you looking and feeling healthier and more energised.

  • Healthy Living
  • NHS Health Scotland
  • NHS Health & Fitness

Smoking Research shows LGBT Plus people are more likely to be smokers.  Okay, so we’ve all heard the warnings.  Think you’re ready to make a change? The websites below may help:

  • Smoking Matters (local service) 
  • NHS Smoke Free
  • NHS Stop Smoking
  • Quit Because
  • Quit

Drugs and alcohol If you use drugs or alcohol, it’s important to make sure you have all the information so you can be in control. To find out more, check out the sites below. They may also be able to support you to reduce your use, or even stop altogether.

  • Know the Score
  • Talk to Frank
  • Al Anon for families and friends of alcoholics
  • Alcoholics Annonymous UK
  • Drink Smarter

Healthcare

  • Health with Pride
  • Transgender Care
  • Sandyford
  • LGBT Health Wellbeing