The City of Greater Geelong has put together a health and wellbeing resource to help residents create and live a healthy lifestyle, particularly in times of isolation.
Healthy at Home shares a range of ideas that can be easily adopted, like nutritious recipes, mental health support, information about positive relationships and tips for keeping active at home.
Increasing your daily activity can come from small movements around the house that build up throughout the day. Cleaning and doing laundry, working in the garden, or trying some stretches during TV ad breaks all count.
Aiming for a little more movement whenever, wherever and however you can, is a great way to boost your physical and mental health.
Mayor Stephanie Asher said the Healthy at Home toolkit has been designed to help people support the health and wellbeing of themselves and their families.
“It can be a difficult balance, juggling this new way of living, supporting others’ wellbeing and trying to eat well, exercise and get enough sleep yourself” she said. “The toolkit features a lot of very helpful information and practical tools.”
Cr Pat Murnane, Chair Community Health, Wellbeing and Safety portfolio is encouraging residents to check out the toolkit, as there’s something for everyone.
“There are tips on sleeping well, mindfulness exercises, links to online fitness classes, recipes for delicious infused water, and even a meal planning template and sample shopping list,” Cr Murnane said.
Find the Healthy at Home toolkit at www.geelongaustralia.com.au/healthyathome
Residents without access to the internet can register for a printed toolkit by phoning 5272-5272.