What is the
difference between health and wellbeing?
Health is a state of the
overall mental and physical state of a person; the absence of disease. Whereas wellbeing
is a way of life that aims to enhance well-being and refers to a more holistic
whole-of-life experience which also includes emotional and
spiritual aspects of life.
Can we tempt you to consider what they mean for you and what simple actions and changes you would like to make in your own life to improve your day to day wellbeing? They will make you feel good and feeling good about yourself and others which is a really important part of being healthy.
With the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues
and neighbours. At home, work, school or in your local community. Every friend
you have stated out as someone you didn’t know
Invest time in developing new and existing connections, building
these will support and enrich you every day.
yourself “if money were no issue, what would I want to spend my life doing? Try
something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course.. Fix a
bike. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a
challenge you enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident
as well as being fun. Sure, you might
feel awkward in the new environment at first, but great things never came from
Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercising makes you feel good. Most importantly, discover a physical activity you enjoy and that suits your level of mobility and fitness. We have thousands of hours of free activities in our parks, open spaces and wellbeing centres so there is something for everyone
Find an activity near you
Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing
seasons. Savor the moment, whether you are walking to work, eating lunch or
talking to friends. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.
Reflecting on your experiences will help you appreciate what matters to you.
5. Give …
something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer
your time. Join a community group. Look out, as well as in. Seeing yourself,
and your happiness, as linked to the wider community can be incredibly
rewarding and creates connections with the people around you. Try something new