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Building a healthier nation at home – Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), everyday life has changed drastically in a few short months. Parents are home schooling their children, many are working from home or have been furloughed and social distancing is the new normal.

With lockdown currently in effect, Nuffield Health has closed all gyms and made 30 of its hospitals available to help their local NHS trusts. With all this change, Nuffield Health has had to adapt, yet is determined to help build a healthier nation by being more innovative during this unprecedented and challenging time.

‘Building a healthier nation at home’ is Nuffield Health’s way to support its members, patients and customers – as well as the wider public – to stay fit, active and healthy while at home. Here is just a selection of what Nuffield Health is offering to keep people fit, healthy and happy while staying at home.

With all Nuffield Health gyms closed across the country, the My Wellbeing app has been made available for both members and non-members to download and use for wider public benefit. The My Wellbeing app contains lots of valuable and motivational fitness and wellbeing content including home workout videos, training plans, and fitness challenges.

It is designed to help extend Nuffield Health’s support outside of the gym, so users can access expert content wherever they are. Some of the features and content included are: weekly home workouts such as HIIT, core, family workouts and stretch and mobility; a range of weekly and monthly challenges to keep users motivated; links to expert content such as emotional wellbeing, nutrition and physio articles and advice; access to 800+ free Les Mills on Demand workouts.

A spokesman for Nuffield Health said the current time of change and uncertainty meant children were at risk of suffering emotional and mental health challenges. Their routines were disrupted, they’re not able to see their friends, or play their usual sports and may even be missing their schools and teachers.

In response, Nuffield Health has developed a kids wellbeing webpage. It is full of useful and engaging resources such as a wellbeing journal, guide to emotional wellbeing, fact sheets and exercise videos to help children stay happy, healthy and active at home. There is also a parents’ guide to children’s emotional wellbeing for further support as they take on the additional role of teacher during this time. For more information visit or contact Nuffield Health Taunton Hospital on 01823 476924 for more information.

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