The most common condition was high blood pressure, affecting almost one in three men (29.6%) and slightly fewer (22.7%) women. Asthma, cancer, diabetes, angina, depression and migraine were also common. One in five people, or 93,746 in all, had at least two long-term conditions, and were classed as having multiple conditions. Drinking enough water is a crucial part of healthy living. Studies show that drinking enough water can help you lose weight, think more clearly, and avoid stress, among many other benefits.
In fact, the benefits of being more physically active are numerous – from maintaining a healthy body weight and improving our mental health to lengthening our life expectancy. The challenge is fitting regular exercise into our routines. Never underestimate the power of sleep – the recommended 6-9 hours of sleep per night allows our bodies and brains to repair and recover.
If you get a nasty surprise when you see the levels, don’t let this put you off. Taking steps to control your levels will start to give you more assurance. Find out how exercise and diet are key to staying healthy. ‘The motivation for personal and deeper change can be found in asking these kinds of questions. Of men and almost half of women are not completing 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week. People living with obesity are twice as likely to be hospitalised with COVID-19.
Alongside the advertising campaign, PHE has released a new film featuring households from across the country discussing their health journey in 2020 and their motivations for the new year. Free weight loss, exercise, stop smoking and drink less programmes to help you walk towards a healthier, happier you. We’ve partnered with leading weight loss providers, including Weight Watchers, MAN v FAT and Slimming World. Offering tools and support to guide you every step of the way.
Exercise also helps you maintain a healthy attitude to problems and mental pressures. A balanced diet means eating only as many calories as you use during the day. Good health is not just the absence of disease or illness, it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being. Every Mind Matters has lots of expert advice and practical tips to help you stay on top of your mental wellbeing.
The healthier the lifestyle, the greater the increase in life expectancy. A dedicated Health Improvement Coach can assist you every step of the way in achieving and maintaining your goals. This will be achieved by providing practical advice and support to change behaviours and improve health and mental wellbeing. They can also help signpost to other services and activities.
You don’t need to take on 100 hobbies to feel more fulfilled – just start with a new activity one afternoon or evening a week and see how it makes you feel. But research tells us not to overlook the power of finding meaning and purpose in our life – doing more of the things that make us feel worthy, included and part of something. Not only does it make you happier, but it may also help to lower your risk of health problems like stroke and depression. We offer a wide range of services to help you lose weight, be smoke free, move more and drink less. Find out more about each service and sign up using the links above.
Studies have shown that sleeping well can make you happier, improve your memory, improve your physical fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. Try to make healthy choices wherever possible, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and don’t eat mindlessly. During times of stress and uncertainty, it’s easy to fall into bad habits and neglect the healthy routines we’ve established. But looking after yourself is so important right now and it’s absolutely still possible despite social distancing. Smoking carries a number of dangers such as an increased risk of cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Some studies have found that feeling lonely can increase your risk of stroke, heart disease and depression. We’ve teamed up with NHS Better Health to offer you NHS weight loss support, including diet and workout plans to help you get back on track and manage your health. We know recent times have been difficult for many and we’ve all had to make changes to our lives. We want to help you make the most of any changes and support you to lead a healthier life. The healthy lifestyles service is open and can support you to stop smoking, eat more healthily, lose weight and be more active. The researchers found that healthy lifestyles led to similar increases in life expectancy, whether or not someone had multiple conditions.