Every month, I write an e-newsletter. It's something which might help you during this period of more restricted services.
There is Expert's Advice, Seasonal First Aid, Tip of the Month and Quote of the Month. Below are a couple of extracts:
Sedentary is the New Smoking heads up the Tip of the Month, so you may want to check that out, and The Quote of the Month gives a new spin on New Year resolutions
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Tip of the Month
Sedentary is the New Smoking!
(according to a Health Professional on Radio 4) You have been warned!
So please avoid long periods of sitting still, even in these lockdown, short, winter days.
1. Stand up sometimes to work or watch television
2. Pace the room if listening to music or a broadcast
3. Get active with housework - a double win
4. Walk round the block at the same time every day, however short
5. Even better, if you can walk in a green space for longer
6.Try an online course for yoga or pilates. There are many available for complete beginners, and you can adapt them to suit your body. Adriene's Yoga for Beginners is worth exploring.
Quote of the Month
This year, we've learned the importance of grabbing life with both hands, not pushing it away and, in retrospect, I think some of my New Year resolutions have been punitive.
We can't make plans the way we used to, so living in the moment has never been more important.
My resolution is to take care of myself and those around me, to take time to see what I have, not what I want next, and to take any and every opportunity that presents itself, is much more fun than giving up anything!
Maybe I've finally found the resolution that is going to last all year long. Possibly a lifetime.'
Adele Parks, author, article in January 2021 'Good Housekeeping' magazine edition.