Healthy Habits


The Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep for Health

Stand Up

Laughter is the best Medicine

Are you getting enough fibre?

Gratitude: Be Thankful

Why Muscle is Important for a Long and Healthy Life

Early Morning Light Exposure

Eat More Fruit and Vegetables

How to make new habits stick

How to make new habits stick
How to make new habits stick

Links & Videos

Behaviour Expert Reveals 3 Secrets That Make Habits Stick: BJ Fogg | Bitesize

Intermittent Fasting & Time Restricted Eating

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Parkrun

What is Parkrun?

Celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS

Come and join us on Saturday 8th July at 9am when the staff at Brunel Medical Practice are volunteering and taking part in the Torbay Parkrun to celebrate the 75th birthday of the NHS.

Anyone can take part either cheering, marshalling, walking, jogging, running, pushing pushchair guiding a partially sighted runner etc.

It is a free community event that takes place every Saturday in 2000 locations across 22 countries.

The closest one to Torquay is a 5km flat course at Paignton velodrome. A group of volunteers walk behind the participants to ensure no one comes last.

Get involved with friends and family or come and make new friends. Challenge yourself in the memory of a loved one or raise money for charity. Wanting to get fitter, lift your mood or sleep better. There are many reasons to just come along to see what it’s all about.

Social connection and volunteering to help others reach their personal goals can have positive effects on our health. The pandemic showed how damaging social isolation can be to our mental health.

 Parkrun can help with mental health just through the community connection it creates and being outdoors in nature with other like minded people.

It’s not all about running!

Just more movement, like steady walking has been shown to benefit our immune systems, reduce muscle loss as we grow older, keep our heart and lungs healthy and improve sleep and mental health.

Combine this with a personal challenge, getting involved with other people’s inspiring stories of overcoming adversity and loss and being part of a weekly community all have great effects for your health.

It is no wonder that The Royal college of GPs have partnered with Parkrun.

Come along and see for yourself and join the Brunel staff who will be walking cheering and some running. Combine this with a personal challenge, getting involved with other people’s inspiring stories of overcoming adversity and loss and being part of a weekly community all have great effects for your health.

Swimming

Finally, an inspirational story of a local lady who took up open water swimming when she was 60 years old, and this has led to her completing some amazing fitness challenges.

Breathing

Breathing: An amazing and simple habit that can have positive, life changing effects.