By Glenn Lavery, BHSF
An increasing number of people are making the most of the BHSF Connect app to improve their health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times.
Be it baking, DIY or gardening, a host of new hobbies have been acquired during lockdown with thousands of us determined to find ways of helping us overcome this difficult period in our lives.
However, it is perhaps our desire to lose weight, build muscle, or to simply improve our physical and mental health which has been top of most people’s ‘to-do’ lists these past few months. But where do we begin?
“Probably the hardest thing is making a start,” said leading clinician Dr Lucinda McWhor.
“People can sometimes feel overwhelmed about making any sort of change in their lives so it’s important to start small and keep on building after that.
“It’s about finding what’s right for you, what you enjoy and, perhaps more importantly, what you can fit into your daily routine.”
With nine bespoke features, the BHSF Connect app is one of the best health and wellbeing companions you can have.
Access can be acquired through your employer, and you will then have a number of essential services at your fingertips, from health, fitness and lifestyle guidance to 24/7 access to GPs and medical specialists.
And if you’re wondering how useful BHSF Connect actually is, the proof is in the (very healthy) pudding; there has been a 107 per cent increase in existing customers utilising the discounted gym memberships offered on the app over the last three months, while the quick and easy ‘wellbeing check’ is up 55 per cent over the same period.
BHSF Connect also pulls together the very best in money management, legal advice, support for carers and even cyber safety.
“There is so much on the app I sometimes forget exactly how much myself,” said Dr McWhor.
“Since lockdown it has been much harder for people to access help through their GPs in terms of things like counselling, so Connect has been very useful from that point of view.
“It’s a great time-saving app too. Generally, if you want any sort of medical or health and wellbeing advice, sometimes it’s difficult to know where to look. But with the Connect app it’s all in one place.
“And people have obviously been finding the app really useful during the pandemic which is fantastic to see.”
Visit www.bhsf.co.uk/bhsf-connect to find out more about what BHSF Connect can do for you and your workforce.