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Encouraging healthy behaviour

27 October 2020

The BPS has published six new guidance documents to help health officials to encourage people to adopt healthy behaviours during the pandemic as it enters its second wave.

These documents focus on the topics of:

  • Alcohol consumption
    This road map aims to support health officials to consider changes to alcohol consumption that may have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic and to use psychologically-informed behaviour change approaches to optimise health improvement and mitigate increases in alcohol use.

  • Eating behaviour
    This road map aims to support health officials to consider changes to eating behaviour that may have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic and to use psychologically-informed behaviour change approaches to optimise health improvement and mitigate negative eating patterns.

  • Physical activity
    This road map aims to support health officials to consider changes to physical activity that may have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic and to use psychologically-informed behaviour change approaches to optimise health improvement and mitigate a reduction in activity levels.

  • Sedentary behaviour
    This road map aims to support health officials to consider changes to sedentary behaviour that may have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic and to use psychologically-informed behaviour change approaches to optimise health improvement and mitigate an increase in time spent sitting or lying down.

  • Sleep hygiene
    This road map aims to support health officials to consider changes to sleep that may have occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic and to use psychologically-informed behaviour change approaches to optimise health improvement and mitigate a negative change in level and quality of sleep.

  • Stopping smoking
    This road map aims to support health officials to consider changes to tobacco smoking that may have occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic and to use psychologically-informed behaviour change approaches to optimise health improvement and encourage stopping smoking.

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