Look after yourself

Last updated: 1 7 2019

Steps towards good habits and a healthier lifestyle. Good eating habits, exercise and training, stress and sleep

Good eating habits

What you eat and drink means a lot for your health and well-being. Eating well and exercising can reduce the risk of many diseases, such and cardio-vascular diseases, diabetes, cancer and mental health problems.

Exercise and physical activity

Humans need to move in order to be healthy. Exercise reduces the risk of many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases and some types of cancer. Exercise makes you sleep better and makes you better at dealing with stress, and helps you maintain your weight. It also makes you happier. Adults should exercise at least 30 minutes every day.

Stress

Everyone becomes stressed occasionally. This is not necessarily dangerous. Stress can give you extra strength to cope with difficult situations. But a lot of stress can be harmful to your health. If you feel stressed, try to understand what is causing it. That will make it easier to deal with stress and to try to change your situation.

Sleep

Sleeping well is important if you want to feel well. An adult needs between six and nine hours sleep every day. Young people need more.