Lifestyle

Healthy Heart Tip: Mother’s Day
This Sunday, 27th of March, treat your mum to a luxurious, heart healthy day. It’s important for all mums to remember to take care of their own health and wellbeing, as well as that of their families. Here’s a few ways to make the day healthy and special:Breakfast in Bed...
Ride Anywhere Week
SUNDERLAND residents are being encouraged to get on their bikes for Ride Anywhere Week this week (21-27 March) and enjoy the benefits of cycling. Through cycling platform Love to Ride, riders can choose a pledge for the week and access helpful tips, tricks, tools, and support.Participants can choose one of the...
Students Use Performance Skills to Boost Children’s Health and Wellbeing
A group of Performing Arts students from the University of Sunderland have been using their creative talents to inspire primary school pupils to look after their physical and mental health. The Year 3 students have spent the last two months touring local primary schools as part of the HealthyBods project,...
Healthy Heart Tip: Pancake Day
Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday, occurs 47 days before Easter Sunday and this year it will take place on 1st March. Traditionally, pancakes are made with flour, eggs and milk and they are fried in butter or oil. Whether you prefer your pancakes with a savoury or sweet...
Sunderland's Declaration On Healthy Weight
SUNDERLAND has become the first local authority in the North East to sign the Healthy Weight Declaration, underlining a commitment to supporting residents to live full and healthy lives. Signing the declaration means that Sunderland City Council is committing to delivering practical measures to help the city’s residents stay healthy,...
Joe Rogan Spotify Saga
It’s been a controversial start to the year for Spotify. Musicians, including Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, asked for their music to be removed from the streaming giant after criticism that the US broadcaster Joe Rogan has helped to spread COVID misinformation on his show The Joe Rogan Experience. Prince Harry...
HIV Testing Week
LANDMARKS across Sunderland are being lit up this weekend to raise awareness of HIV Testing Week, which takes place 7 – 13 February. Northern Spire bridge, Keel Square, Fulwell Mill, Seaburn Lighthouse, Hylton Castle and the Beacon of Light are among the landmarks and lighting features being lit up in...
Few Simple Steps To Allow Us To Live Safely Alongside Covid
SUNDERLAND'S DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH is urging residents to continue being cautious to allow everyone to live safely alongside Covid following changes to the national guidance. In her latest video to residents, Gerry said: "This week we see a change to national guidance around Covid 19 and you will no...
Shedding light on the darkness of Blue Monday
Monday 17th January 2022. It’s the most depressing day of the year – apparently. But why? What is it about the third Monday of January – particularly in a COVID-era - that seems to make us feel worse than any other time?Dr Rebecca Owens is a psychology expert from the...
Veganuary: Time to join the New Year’s Revolution?
From diet to fitness, it’s the time of year when you might be rethinking your lifestyle – and as Veganuary gets underway, could this be the perfect time to kickstart your plant-based journey? Veganuary is a growing movement that encourages people to embrace plant-based diets during January and beyond....

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