Leading a healthy lifestyle means making the right choices when it comes to exercise, nutrition and how well we treat our bodies.
How you can start or continue to lead a healthy lifestyle
What support is available?
Staffordshire County Council offer a range of lifestyle advice including information about a free healthy lifestyle service run by Everyone Health for Staffordshire residents. The service provides support and advice on weight management, falls prevention, physical activity and stopping smoking. Everyone Health support people who feel lonely or isolated, as well as providing NHS Health Checks.
Please note that some eligibility restrictions apply.
Find them on Facebook for the latest updates - Everyone Health Staffordshire.
Diet and Nutrition
A well-balanced diet provides:
- energy to keep active throughout the day
- nutrients for growth and repair, helping you to stay strong and healthy and help to prevent diet-related illness
- the ability to maintain a healthy weight
Please visit the NHS Choices website to find more information on how to Eat Well.
Adults should be taking part in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week. Moderate activity will raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster and feel warmer. For more information on physical activity levels for adults please visit the NHS Choices Exercise website.
Younger people and children (aged 5 to 18 years of age) should be taking part in at least 60 minutes (1 hour) of physical activity every day. Please visit the NHS Choices Exercise page for more information on physical activity levels for young people and children
Take a look at the Walking page if you are interested in taking part in one of our short community walks or would like to try one of our local doorstep walks.
Many of us often fail to recognise the damage we cause our bodies when we go out socialising or enjoy the odd tipple with our dinner.
There is nothing wrong with enjoying the occasional drink, but individuals who drink on a regular basis (every day or most days of the week) become at a much higher risk of ill health.
You can increase your awareness on alcohol by visiting NHS Choices.
Smoking is one of the biggest causes of death and illness in the UK. Every year around 75,000 people in the UK die from smoking and over 300,000 hospital admissions are attributable to smoking whilst many more live with debilitating smoking-related illnesses. The most successful quit attempts are not driven by willpower alone but use a combination of stop smoking support approaches.
Public Health England have a Personal Quit Plan which offers smokers a quick and easy way to find the right support for them to quit.