The NHS website provides lots of excellent advice, tips and useful tools to help you make the best choices about your health and wellbeing. Click HERE to access the Live Well website.
At Live Well, Healthy Weight, you will find information on healthy weight for your height, weight loss support and safe weight gain.
There are also useful links to the NHS weight loss plan, help to lose weight and also guidance if you feel your child is overweight.
At Live Well, Exercise, you will find physical activity guidelines for adults aged 19 to 64 years.
There is also excellent exercise tips, fitness guides and the running programme ‘Couch to 5km’ to help guide and motivate you to become more physically active.
At Live Well, Sleep and Tiredness, there is useful and insightful information looking at questions like “Why am I tired all the time?”.
It offers information as to why we experience tiredness and the possible psychological and physical causes of tiredness. It also offers ideas or ‘sleep tips’ to improve sleeping habits, beat insomnia or stop snoring. There is also a section to help support you if your child is experiencing difficulties with sleep.
At Live Well, Eat Well, there is lots of useful information regarding eating a healthy, balanced diet. It provides an overview of the major food groups, including, for example, the importance of fruit and vegetables. There is information to support vegetarians and vegans, as well as information on how you can eat well on a budget.
It also provides healthy recipes and tips on topic such as, ‘healthier takeaways’ or ‘healthy breakfast cereals’.
The topic of digestive health is also explored with information on good foods to help your digestion and ‘beating’ the bloat.
At Live Well, Alcohol Support, there is information to help support you (or a friend/family member) if you feel you might have a problem with alcohol or if you would like to find out more about alcohol units, the risks associated with drinking too much and binge drinking.
It provides useful tips on cutting down on alcohol and advice on avoiding/managing a hangover.
There are also several useful contacts for alcohol related problems, including:
- Drinkline: the national alcohol helpline, a confidential free service available weekdays and weekends.
- Alcoholics Anonymous (AA): a free self-help group following the “12 steps” programme.
- Al-Anon Family Groups: offering support and understanding to the families and friends of problem drinkers.
- National Association for Children of Alcoholics (Nacoa): a free, confidential telephone and email helpline for children of alcohol-dependent parents and others concerned about their welfare.
Live Well, Quit Smoking, is an excellent source of information and support for those wishing to stop smoking. It provides information on NHS stop smoking services and tips to help you cope with cravings, possible weight gain and how to deal with a relapse after quitting.
It also provides information on the many benefits to health experienced when stopping smoking and the negative impact of ‘passive’ smoking.
At Live Well, Healthy Body, there is lots of information regarding keeping your body healthy. It covers topics such as maintaining healthy bones, feet, skin, heart and kidneys, including topics such as food for healthy bones and keeping your kidneys healthy.
It also provides seasonal advice, providing tips on how to keep healthy in the summer and winter months, and also when travelling.
At Live Well, Sexual Health, there is information on sexually transmitted infections, female and male sexual problems and guidance on contraception.
It also provides advice and support on talking about sex, sex and young people and LGB sexual health.