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Health and Well-being

Living a healthy and active lifestyle is key when looking after your personal happiness and well-being. We encourage GET apprentices to take advantage of the Apprentice Extra Card (which can be purchased for £12 per year) offering a variety of discounts at local gyms and health stores.

There are a few simple tips to keep you feeling healthy.

1. Drink a minimum of 2 litres of water per day

2. Try to get at least 7-8 hours sleep a night

3. Be sure to get your 7 fruit and veg per day

4. Exercise for at least 20 minutes a day

5. Surround yourself with positivity

GET help to stop smoking

6 practical quick and simple steps you can take straight away to quit smoking.

1. Talk to your GP

2. Join your local stop smoking service

3. Find online support

4. Have an emergency phone number to hand

5. Consider using a nicotine containing product

6. Email an expert

For full information please visit the NHS help to stop smoking page.

Active Gloucestershire - 01452 303528

Helping young people in Gloucestershire get fitter, healthier and feeling good about themselves by getting involved in sport and physical activity.

www.activegloucestershire.org

Develop healthier eating habits, be more active, and get on track to start losing weight with this easy to follow NHS Choices 12 week guide. Click here to download the full free plan.

GET running with couch to 5k

Did you know that regular running can help to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke. Also helping to boost your mood and to keep your weight under control. You can download the running podcast here.

GET drinking advice

Regularly drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week risks damaging your health.

14 units is equivalent to 6 pints of average strength beer or 10 small glasses of low strength wine.

GET has a 0 tolerance alcohol policy.

GET your Zzz's

Recent scientific studies show that a lack of sleep causes many significant changes in the body and increases your risk of serious health concerns such as obesity, disease and even early death. Sleep is an important function for many reasons. When you sleep, your brain signals your body to release hormones and compounds that help:

  • decrease risk of health conditions
  • manage your hunger levels
  • maintain immune system
  • retain memory

You can't catch up or make up lost sleep. In fact consistently sleeping more than 6-8 hours a night can negatively impact your health.

To read more about the benefits of sleep please visit www.healthline.com

If you are interested in finding out the quality of your sleep take this quiz.