The NHS across North West London has launched a campaign to encourage everyone to feel happier and healthier by making #MyJanuary pledge.
Small steps can really help improve your physical and mental wellbeing. The start of the year tends to be the time that most of us start thinking about how we can better look after ourselves, and making a pledge helps set you up for the year ahead.
Food for thought…
- Stopping smoking, improving diet increasing physical activity, losing weight and reducing alcohol consumption all help people to live well for longer.
- Six of the eight boroughs in North West London have higher harmful drinking rates than the London average.
- In 2016 Healthwatch England named mental health as one of the public’s biggest concerns.
It isn’t unusual to return to work feeling gloomy after all the December festivities. The bills roll in from all those generous gifts and parties over Christmas, oh and not to mention the cold, dark, and dreary weather. Have a think about what you can do to make yourself feel happier and healthier this January.
Are you attempting dry January? Eating healthier? Exercising more? Getting more sleep? Stopping Smoking? Whatever you are doing, tell us what actions you are taking to improve your health for the year ahead as we combat the New Year blues.
Share your pledge on social media – you can find us on Twitter @Healthiernwl or Facebook NHS Stay Well. Just #MyJanuary to spread the word and help encourage others.