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Date: 22 September 2021
16th - 22nd November 2015
Self care means keeping fit and healthy, as well as knowing how to take medicines, treat minor ailments and seek help when you need it. If you have a long-term condition, self care is about understanding that condition and how to live with it.
This year's theme is "Self care for life" and aims to help you take control of your health throughout your whole life. This includes helping you better understand how to look after any minor ailments or long-term conditions you may have, and how to prevent ill health by choosing healthy options for good physical and mental wellbeing.
Here are some simple steps to Self Care for Life and help to prevent avoidable conditions:
Move more! You don’t even have to join a gym, just walk the dog, leave the car at home, ignore the bus, take the stairs, dance around the kitchen table, go for a walk!
During Self Care Week, and always, make time to think about the positive steps you can take to Self Care for Life. Ask your Pharmacist how you can be self care aware or visit www.nhs.uk/selfcare