Do one thing

If you want a healthier life, it’s a lot easier concentrating on one thing at a time.

Below are our top four healthy goals, pick one and start looking forward to a healthier new you!

  1. Move more

  2. Eat well - sugar swaps

  3. Quit smoking

  4. Drink less

1. Move more

Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise. It might be that we’re too busy or we simply can’t face the thought of it. But building activity into your day keeps your heart healthy, reduces your risk of serious illness and strengthens muscles and bones. It can also be a great way of reducing your stress levels and lifting your mood if you’re feeling down.

What sort of activity is right for you or your family? Fill in this questionnaire and find out what activity is right for you. It only takes 5 minutes!

We also have fantastic local activities and opportunities to help you get more active.

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2. Eat well - fruit and veg boost

Fruit & Veg Boost is a 28 day plan that helps you take the first step to eating more fruit and veg. Change4Life will send you some hints and tips about healthy eating and a free tasty recipe with easy to follow instructions to help you stick with your chosen plan.

Sign up now:

Before you know it you’ll be eating more fruit and veg and be well on your way to having 5-a-Day!

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3. Quit smoking

Stopping smoking is the one single thing you can do to dramatically increase your chances of living a longer life and if you can quit smoking for 28 days, you're five times more likely to quit for good.

There are now many ways to get help quitting so you can choose a method that suits your lifestyle and Smokefree has lots of free products and support to help you stay on track.

For further information about the benefits of quitting smoking and available support visit:

4. Drink less

If you regularly drink above the lower risk guidelines, cutting back on alcohol can help your general wellbeing. Once you start cutting back, you'll probably notice the benefits. The biggest benefit is the reduced risk to your health, but there are lots of others, too, you may save a few quid, lose a few pounds, and feel more energised and refreshed in the process. So go on, take time out, get thinking about your drinking and prove to yourself that you can say no to a tipple or two. 

Useful drink swaps ideas, information about alcohol units and Days Off app can be found on:

If you are concerned about your drinking please visit:

For further information on any of the above, please contact us: 

Last updated: 23 May 2018 16:26:33