Would you like to get into a healthier routine but don't know where to start? It's time to get set with Healthy Ireland and start your journey to better health. With our simple easy steps you can learn how to create a new healthy habit, whether that is eating better, getting more physically active, or learning how to take care of your mental wellbeing.
Follow our simple advice and you could soon be on your way to a healthier routine.
How to Create a Habit
- Do it regularly/ be consistent
- Start simple/ be specific
- Monitor yourself
- Get a friend involved/ find your tribe
- Connect it to another habit
- Clear the way/ be prepared
- Reward yourself/ be kind to yourself
For more click here.
Being physically active is beneficial for your physical and mental health and overall wellbeing. It can help you deal with anxiety and stress. Getting outdoors, if you can, is really important. With many of us spending more time than usual indoors over recent months, getting back to an active routine can be challenging. For some tips to get you going click here.
Or for upcoming events organised by Limerick Sports Partnership, click here.
For information about walking routes in Limerick, click here.
Healthy eating is really important to look after our general health and keep ourselves well. It is safe to say that many of us have indulged in more treats than usual over the past eighteen months. Resetting our routines into healthier versions can be tricky. Click here afor some simple tips to get you going.
Safefood's START campaign is encouraging parents to use the time they spend together as a family as a good opportunity to introduce healthy habits at home. The campaign asks parents to make the most of their family time by adding a healthy habit to their routine.
Healthy Ireland at your Library booklist collections available at all branches include several books on healthy eating. Click here for more.
Minding Your Mood
Minding your mood or your mental wellbeing can allow you to enjoy activities you take part in, work productively, cope with normal stresses in life, and realise your own potential.
There are little things we can all do to help mind our mental wellbeing. Ideally we should build these practices into our daily or weekly routines so they become regular habits just like brushing our teeth.
The last 18 months have been tough on all of us. We’ve had to adjust our lives like never before and this has been hard. There are some simple things that we can do to help look after our own mental wellbeing and our family’s mental wellbeing, click here for more.
The Healthy Ireland At Your Library programme continues with a series of videos Tips for Coping with Covid and Other Stressful Situations by Dr Daniel Flynn, HSE. Click here to find out more.