Staying healthy, fit and focused in times of isolation (Week 4/4)

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Week 4: Staying positive during isolation

Get Positive with Fika! 

Fika is a "5 minute emotional workout app," with advice, fun things to do and tips and techniques to help you during times of uncertainty. Be sure to check out the ‘Get Positive’ section for some great tips to keep you smiling! Download the Fika app.

 

Week 4 Asset 1 Eng.png5 Minute Feel Good Dance Work Out 

We know that exercise is great for releasing those all-important endorphins to make us feel good. This Feel Good Dance Work Out is especially designed to keep the positivity flowing and make you feel good in just 5 minutes!  

 

Positive Affirmations Audio & Video

Having a positive mental attitude can help us cope with difficult circumstances, and provide a solid foundation to achieve success in accomplishing important goals. This positive affirmation audio can be used daily to uplift you and to hep set and maintain new patterns of self-belief and confidence.

 

Easy Pancakes 

You don’t have to wait until pancake day to treat yourself to these yummy, easy to make pancakes! With just 5 ingredients, whip up a healthy (or not so healthy if you prefer) snack or breakfast. *Top tip – add some melted chocolate if you feel like it. 

Ingredients 

100g plain flour 

2 large eggs (omit if vegan) 

300ml milk/milk alternative (400ml if omitting eggs) 

1 tbsp sunflower or vegetable oil, plus a little extra for frying 

1 lemon 

Pinch of salt

Lemon wedges, to serve (optional) 

Caster sugar, to serve (optional) 


Method 

Remember to wash your hands until you finish singing the happy birthday song (twice)! 

1. Put your oven on a low heat (this will keep you pancakes warm when cooked).

2. Put the flour, eggs (omit if vegan), milk/milk alternative, sunflower/vegetable oil and a pinch of salt into a bowl and whisk until a smooth batter. 

3. Set aside for 30 mins to rest if you have time, or start cooking straight away. 

4. Set a medium frying pan or crêpe pan over a medium heat and carefully wipe it with some oiled kitchen paper. 

5. When hot, cook your pancakes for 1 min on each side until golden, keeping them warm in a low-heat oven as you go. 

Serve with lemon wedges and caster sugar, or your favourite filling. Once cold, you can layer the pancakes between baking parchment, then wrap in cling film and freeze for up to 2 months. 

For more information about this recipe, visit BBC Good Food


Additional Support

We recognise that this is a difficult and unsettling time for everyone, creating uncertainty and worry which can affect mental health. The Wellbeing Service have brought together a selection of some of the many online resources available to help you stay connected, healthy and engaged during this difficult time.

All of our Support Services can be contacted via Advice Zone Online and queries will be responded to between the usual opening hours of 8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday. Although we can no longer offer any face-to-face appointments or consultations, we are providing alternative arrangements. Appointments can still be booked via Advice Zone Online.


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