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.
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.
No matter how long you’ve smoked for, quitting helps improve your health straight away. The type of alcohol probably doesn’t matter too much, but the equivalent of a couple of glasses of wine a day or a couple of beers is a good thing. Sleep is often one of the first things to suffer when our routines change. Try your best to keep to regular sleep hours and to ensure you’re still getting 7-9 hours a night. They say ignorance is bliss, but for diabetes this can only be a short term effect.
Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters. “2021 is a time to start afresh, and kickstarting a health plan can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. Resources like the Better Health website and apps can be a huge help, no matter what changes you’re looking to make or what stage you are”.
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.
For most people, COVID-19 has meant adapting to new ways of staying active. If your regular workout is off the table right now, do your best to find an alternative option. Most of our routines have been disrupted by the crisis, meal times included, but do try to stick to regular times and take a proper break for lunch whenever possible. Healthy eating is also crucial to the health of your immune system, which is more important than ever. Going for a walk or leaving a decision until the next day can be effective ways to reduce stress and a number of other methods are available.
We are now allowed outside to exercise as much as we like, so make the most of it with a brisk walk or even a run. Just be careful to stay two metres away from everyone you see. Try online classes or video workouts, many of which are available for free. There are lots available that have been designed specially for people to do in their living rooms without any equipment.
We support over 18’s drinking 14+ units of alcohol/week with our mix of 1-to-1/group sessions and digital support via our One You Lincolnshire app. We’ll get you moving more and achieving the recommended 150 mins of physical activity a week! We support over 18’s not currently reaching this target with our mix of 1-to-1/group sessions and access to online and face-to-face exercise. This will reduce the chance of having almost any cancer by 40%.
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.
‘Start with small, specific and concrete habits,’ says Gauffin. Make a list – Sit down and put together a list of all the things that make you feel good or excited to get out of bed in the morning and circle a few you want to prioritise more in your life. Widen your circle – Make a conscious effort to widen your social network by volunteering in your community or joining a social group like a choir, book club or exercise class. 34% of men and 48% of women have a very high waist measurement, indicating central obesity. Keeping this cookie enabled helps us to improve our website. To help us improve GOV.UK, we’d like to know more about your visit today.