Staying Healthy in the New Year

As we welcome in the new year, Stockport Council, has put together some tips and tricks for staying healthy this January to keep everyone warm and well.

The start of the new year is always an optimistic time for most, as we decide what we are going to do to start the new year off on the right foot. However, for many people, it can be hard to keep to these goals, whether that’s deciding to exercise more, eat healthier or take up a new hobby.

As part of our drive to ensure that you stay happy, healthy, and warm and well this winter, we wanted to remind you that there is plenty of help, support and tips and tricks for keeping you committed to your new year’s goals and feeling your best, and the ‘5 Ways to Feel Good’ is a great place to start.

It is based on five proven activities that can help to drastically boost your mood, which are: connecting, getting active, learning something new, giving, and taking notice of our surroundings.

Visit the Healthy Stockport website which contains information, a wide range of activities and inspiration for each of the ‘5 Ways to Feel Good’, including suggestions for how you can incorporate them into your daily life.

Why not challenge yourself and others to take part? It’s proven that you’re much more likely to stick to your goals and feel more successful and accomplished if you have support from friends and family.

Councillor Keith Holloway, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care commented:

*“The new year is a time for thinking carefully about what we can do to make sure that we are looking after our own mental and physical health, as well as the wellbeing of those who may be more at risk or vulnerable.

I’m proud of the support that Stockport can offer to residents. I’d like to encourage anyone who is struggling, or if you know someone who is, to take advantage of our support network by getting in touch and utilising our highly skilled and diverse range of services."*

Stockport Moving Together: Get Active

Helping to Incorporate physical activity into your day, moving more and getting active is how Stockport Moving Together is supporting you in becoming a healthier and happier version of yourself. There’s lots more information on the website including local, community-focussed events to help you move more and information and advice to support you in becoming more active.

Dry January

January is the perfect time to consider reducing, pausing or even giving up alcohol completely. Dry January is all about taking a break, living better, feeling better and starting the new year the right way, and Healthy Stockport has plenty of alcohol advice.

Keeping well in the cold

One Stockport, including the council and its partners are offering support to help you with the continuing cost of living pressures and cold temperatures throughout Winter, to keep everyone feeling warm and well this winter.

It’s important to make sure that you are looking after yourself, your home, and others throughout this tough period. Stockport’s Warm Spaces are open to everyone, every day of the week. If you are struggling to stay warm or are feeling lonely, many of our Warm Spaces offer free activities, events, wifi and food and drink. Visit the Warm Spaces webpage and use our interactive map to find local warm spaces in your area.