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5 Ways To Wellbeing

5 Ways to Wellbeing

 

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Connect

When life gets challenging, family, friends and strong community networks can help give you the strength to cope during a crisis. Loneliness is a common problem for many people. It can happen at any stage in life, although older people are particularly vulnerable, especially after the loss of a partner.

However, all of us can help and make a difference with this important issue. Evidence has shown that people receive higher levels of satisfaction when becoming more involved with people in their community. We can also benefit from having a wide range of contacts and personal relationships.


Be Active

Regular activity can boost your self-esteem and energy levels, and can help prevent ill health. Simply moving your body in any way has both physical and mental health benefits, and making it part of your daily routine will have lasting benefits for life.

Try walking in the park, playing tag with the kids, dancing, swimming or spring cleaning the house! This all counts as you ‘Being Active’, so just choose something that you enjoy that suits your fitness level and give it a go.


Did you know?

Experts believe that exercise releases chemicals in your brain that make you feel good, as well as helping you to concentrate, sleep, look and feel better.


Take Notice

How often do you feel that you never have a minute to yourself, or haven’t been able to sleep because of too many thoughts rushing around in your mind? Does the pace of daily life take away the chance of having time to think about yourself?


Did you know?

Parks in Tameside include nature trails, walks, children’s play areas, bowling greens, as well as many more facilities and activities. They can be peaceful places amongst natural beauty – a perfect place to help the mind be still, relax and ‘take notice’ to directly enhance your wellbeing.


Keep Learning

Learning doesn’t just mean studying for qualifications, it’s something we all need to do throughout our lives. You can build on skills you already have, update old ones or develop completely new ones.

Learning new things will make you more confident, raise your self esteem and it can also be fun.

Learning often involves setting personal goals. When we achieve these goals, we are likely to feel more satisfied and feel better about ourselves. When we learn with others, it also helps us to Connect.


Did you know?

Using your skills makes you happier. If you would like to set up your own group to teach others a skill that you have, get in touch with Action Together on 0161 339 4985, who can help you get started.


Give

Research shows that giving makes us feel happy and is good for our health. Even the smallest act can count. Just bringing in your neighbour’s wheelie-bin or volunteering with a local community group can improve your mental wellbeing and help you build new social networks to Connect.

There is evidence to show that different forms of generosity reduce stress levels. This leads to better health and increased life expectancy. So, giving is good for us. Why not start with just one act of kindness towards another person. Start practicing now and see where it takes you!


Did you know?

Cooperative behaviour activates reward areas of the brain, suggesting we are hard wired to enjoy helping one another.

If you’re interested in giving your time to a good cause, the staff at Action Together Volunteer Centre can help you find the right opportunity. You can contact them on 0161 339 2345.

Why not download our 5 Ways to Wellbeing poster and display them.