We can’t believe that February is here already, and we thought we would have a look at some of the important and fun events taking place in the month of February.

Time to Talk Day 2019
Did you know that 7th February is ‘Time to Talk Day 2019’ which encourages people to talk about mental health. Talking about mental health is so important, because many of us experience mental health difficulties at some time in our lives.

There are plenty of easy ways that you can boost your mental health and wellbeing every day. Some simple ideas to improve your mental health include:

  • Exercising regularly
  • Eating a healthy diet
  • Avoiding drinking too much alcohol
  • Organising a short break or holiday
  • Talking to a friend or relative
  • Keeping a diary or journal
  • Trying yoga or meditation
  • Making time to do things you enjoy

Fun events in February
There are also plenty of fun events coming up in February too! World Nutella Day takes place on 5th February and National Pizza Day takes place on 9th February and of course who can forget St Valentine’s Day on 14th February? Valentine’s Day is all about love and the heart is something we should all take care of!

According to the NHS, some top tips for keeping your heart healthy are:

  • Give up smoking
  • Get active
  • Manage your weight
  • Eat more fibre
  • Cut down on saturated fat
  • Get your 5 A Day
  • Cut down on salt
  • Eat fish
  • Drink less alcohol

We hope you enjoyed our round up of some of the health and fun events which there are to look forward to in February!

Find out more about Time to Talk Day here:

https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/timetotalkday2019
Read more about heart health here:

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/