A Healthier You

It is often said that prevention is better than a cure.

It’s never too late to start.

Making a change today will help you and your family in the long run. 

You don’t have to make drastic changes either!

You’re doing the right thing in simply having a think about the potential changes you could make.

Once you’re ready, you’ll find that the best changes are the small, consistent, easy changes that you don’t even have to think about.

However, if you need help, come talk to us. We’re more than happy to help.

Don’t feel guilty if you stumble. It’s normal for change to be difficult. The biggest challenge is to keep going.

There’s a really useful set of tips over on the NHS ‘Live Well’ page you might want to check out: Click this link

Quitting Smoking

Do you smoke? We’re not here to judge, but we are here to help support you to make smarter choices.

Please ask at reception or at any consultation for information and support.

Have you heard of the ‘Help me Quit’ service? Check out this link or free-phone 0808 250 6885.


Getting NHS support increases your chance of quitting smoking by 300%. It’s ok if you’ve tried stopping before. The only thing we want you to give up on is smoking. You only ever fail when you stop trying.

Even the smallest effort can improve your quality of life and make you feel healthier and livelier.

As walking is a very good exercise which most people are able to do, and that you do not need special equipment for, then why not get started on your fitness campaign.

Simply start by walking for 15 or 20 minutes at a brisk enough pace to get your heart beating faster, three times a week regularly.


Healthier Weight Goals

If being at our ideal weight was easy, there wouldn’t be multi-billion pound industries trying to get you on the latest ‘next best trend’.

The reason health professionals harp on about it is that carrying excess weight can put you at a greater health disadvantage such as: heart problems, diabetes, stroke, osteoarthritis and some types of cancer. With more weight, you’re not simply putting more stress on your joints but also on your organs.

Although exercise can be a big help, managing your intake to a smarter variety that works for you can be really helpful. There’s no single diet that works for everyone. It’s about achieving a balance that you can maintain. If you’re unsure about what kind of foods would work best for you, why not speak to your doctor/nurse or pick up some of our information leaflets so you can enjoy a healthier way of eating?

It’s not a no to alcohol. Just keep everything in moderation.

See: Alcohol Support

Men and Women should be drinking no more than 14 units a week (and spread out over the week).

Work out your average here

Reducing your Alcohol