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  1. How to Stay Safe Online

    How to Stay Safe Online

    Getting online can make life a lot easier but can also bring up problems of its own. Issues like email scams and fraud are increasing in number, and this can impact your safety online. You can protect yourself from these if you know what to look for, and how to keep yourself secure online. We have rounded up some tips to help you make the best of your time online, without risking your safety.

     

    Email Scams

    Scammers send bogus emails in the hope that people will enter their personal or financial details. Sometimes, these emails can look like they have come from a legitimate company, but there are key things you can look out for to recognise that it’s a scam:

    • errors in the spelling or grammar, or an unusual style of writing
    • requests for personal information, such as your username, full password, or bank details - genuine organisations will never ask this
    • threats t
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  2. How to Prepare for Christmas

    How to Prepare for Christmas

    It may seem too early to be thinking about the festive season, but with just a couple of months to go until the big day, it’s time to get organised and start planning what needs to be done. We’ve compiled a list of tips to help you make the most of the most wonderful time of the year, as well as reduce the inevitable stress that comes with it!

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  3. World Mental Health Day 2021: Looking After Your Mental Health

    World Mental Health Day 2021: Looking After Your Mental Health

    The 10th of October is World Mental Health Day, and it’s the perfect time to step back and look at the mental health practices you’re implementing in your everyday life. We have compiled a list of five ways you can look after your own mental health – it’s just as important to make sure your brain is in top condition, as well as your physical health.

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  4. How to Use Our Checkout

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    Sometimes, working out how to pay for the things in your basket can be more stressful than choosing what to buy! We have compiled this handy guide to help you navigate checkouts easier, faster, and with a lot less stress. This guide is split into three sections, but any other questions can be directed to our Customer Service team, or can be found in our FAQ tab. For information on how to find these, please refer to this blog.

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  5. How to Use Our Website

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    How to Use Our Website

    Here at Healthy Living Direct, we want you to be able to get the most out of our website, which we have built especially for you. It’s easy to get confused, especially if the internet is new to you: we have compiled a handy manual on how to use our website to its fullest potential and get everything you want and need at the drop of a hat!

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  6. 5 Showstopper Bake Ideas

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    It’s coming up to that time again: Bake-Off is back! With only a few days to wait until the new series starts, why not practice your baking, and have a go at these 5 incredible showstoppers? All using recipes from past Bake-Off winners or, the queen herself, Mary Berry, they’re sure to have people begging for seconds and thirds!

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  7. 5 Cleaning Essentials for Autumn

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    We all know that a spring clean is a yearly must, getting your home spic and span for the coming summer months. However, an autumn clean is just as, if not more, important. Bacteria, dirt, and harmful allergens are given the perfect environment to thrive, as the temperature drops outside, and the heating gets turned on. Make sure you don’t give them the opportunity and give your home a good clean with our 5 essentials – your house will be sparkling in no time!

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  8. 5 Recipe Ideas for Autumn

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    Even though summer hasn’t been exactly what most people imagined this year, as September begins, it’s the perfect time to think about trying some new recipes. With the weather cooling down and the nights drawing in, comforting and warm foods are the way to go. We’ve selected five of our favourite autumnal recipes to make sure you stay satisfied as the seasons change.

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  9. How to Combat Loneliness

    How to Combat Loneliness

    From time to time, most people experience loneliness. It can affect our mental and physical health, causing us to feel worse and worse over time. Two-fifths of all older people (about 3.9 million) say that the television is their main form of company, and half a million older people got at least five or six days a week without speaking to anyone at all. If you are experiencing loneliness, there are some things that you can do to combat it in the short-term, and the long-term.

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  10. Simple Bedroom Aids for Seniors

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    As we age, understandably, our mobility reduces. Things that were once easy become a little bit more difficult, and it becomes increasingly harder to navigate objectives that were second nature. However, as you change, it is helpful to adapt your surroundings. Mobility aids, like wheelchairs and walking sticks, make moving around a lot easier which can be helpful if you still want to remain active. Stability aids provide you with the support you need to steady yourself – things like bed railings and step stools.

    In your bedroom, you may be finding it harder to move around, get out of bed, or find a comfortable position whilst in bed. To help you navigate this shift, it is useful to remember that there are facilities available that can assist you, if you would like to try and maintain your independence.

     

    Risks

    It is helpful to be wary of the potential risks or hazards that are in your space. The single most

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