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Eat healthy, live healthy

Eat healthy, live healthy

As the days draw in and temperatures drop, you might let your health take a hit. The temptation to dig into tasty Christmas treats and give up on exercise can be strong, but staying healthy can help you make the most of winter. 

Community Nurse Rebecca Morris knows just how you can have your cake and eat it: “The key to staying healthy is a balanced diet, of course festive treats are allowed, but all in moderation.

“The best way to eat well on a budget is to eat more veggies, they’re great for your health and cheap as chips! Why not use vegetables instead of meat in your family favourites like stew, homemade soup or chilli? It’ll cut costs and keep you on track for your 5 A Day. If you cook extra portions of that budget pasta bake you had for tea last night, then you can enjoy it again today for lunch.”

Charles Fagg, a tenant, says: “I like to grow my own vegetables, it’s much cheaper and they taste even better!”

The gloomy weather might tempt you to hang up your exercise gear and hibernate for the winter months, but Rebecca says keeping active can help you feel on top of the world: “Regular exercise makes you feel more energetic and keeps your body fit and healthy; it can even help you beat those seasonal blues.

“If you’re heading to the gym, going for a jog, or working out from home there’s something for everyone, it doesn’t have to be a chore.”

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