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How to stay healthy when living with schizophrenia

Although schizophrenia is a condition of the mind, it’s really important to think about being healthy physically, as well as mentally.

Someone with schizophrenia is more likely to develop other health conditions, like diabetes and heart disease. Some treatments can also have an impact on things like blood pressure and weight.

Eating well and staying active can really help improve physical health.

For more ideas on a healthy lifestyle, or to see what other people are doing to stay healthy, click here.

Top-tips for staying well

Medicine should be taken the same way, every day, even when feeling OK.

Setting an alarm, asking a friend or family member, and keeping your pack somewhere obvious are all useful ways to remember when to take your medicine.

Eating well and staying active are important, it can really help improve the way you feel.

Joining a group or having counselling can help too. Ask a doctor or nurse for details.