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What we have to say about your health and well being
Mar 2023
Weight Management
What Is a Healthy Weight?
Being overweight or underweightt is associated with a risk of weight-related diseases and health issues. To reduce these risks ahealthy weight guidelinehas been developed that vary for each person and depend on factors such as age, sex, genetics, body frame, existing medical history and lifestyle habits. Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of whether you're a healthy weight for your height. Although it does not measure body fat or body composition directly, research has shown BMI to be associate closely with other methods that directly measure body fat. To see if you have a healthy weight you can use a measurement called your
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Jan 2023
Dry January
Dry January is a national campaign promoted by Alcohol Change UK. Every hour someone dies because of excessive alcohol consumption. Thus, this champaign was developed to educate people on the dangers of excessive drinking by encouraging people to give up drinking alcohol for the month of January each year. Dry January provides an opportunity for individuals to develop new habits such as turning down alcohol in social settings. Research by the University of Sussex has shown that 70% of individuals who partook in Dry January, 6 months later had developed healthier drinking habits. Risks of excessive alcohol consumption Insomnia Hypertension Heart attack Weight gain Low quality sleep Violent tendencies / Aggressive behaviour Negative impact on mental health Cancer Benefits of dr
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Nov 2022
Men's Health Awareness Month
Every November since 2003 has been celebrated as international Men’s Day. The Movember Annual campaign dedicate the entire month to raising awareness of men’s health awareness of the conditions that affect men the most such as mental health and suicide, testicular cancer and prostate cancer. Mental health and suicide Studies suggest that over two in five 43% of men has experienced a mental health problem at some point. According to national statistics suicide in UK 2020, around 74% of all suicides were males and with the highest rates between ages of 40-49 this makes it the largest cause of death among men. According to the Government national well-being survey men report lower levels of life satisfaction than women and are less likely to access phycological therapies than women. The
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Oct 2022
How to stop smoking
Smoking remains the single biggest cause of preventable illness and death in England and despite smoking rates declining, there are nearly 6 million adults in England who still smoke. Stoptober is the government ‘s annual stop smoking campaign and this year it’s celebrating its 11th year anniversary. The aim of this campaign is to encourage people to take steps to stop smoking for good. Risks of smoking: Smoking can harm you and others around you (passive smoking) and it has been known to increase the risk of developing many serious conditions some of which can be fatal. When you smoke you increase the chances of developing many cancers and other health conditions. Research has shown smoking is the cause of 7 out of 10 cases of lung cancer and a leading cause of other cancers such as m
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Sep 2022
Cold, Flu or Covid-19

As we approach autumn we are entering the cold and flu season. Hence it is important to recognise the symptoms, know how to treat it and prevent speedreading the virus to others.

Cold, flu and Covid-19 will often get better on its own without seeing a GP. But flu and Covid-19 can make some people seriously ill so it is important to get vaccinated if you are advised to.

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Aug 2022
Stop smoking advice
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. When you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair and you will be able to breathe easier. There are lots of other benefits too – and they start almost immediately. It's never too late to quit. Let's do this!
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Aug 2022
Alcohol support
Realising you have a problem with alcohol is the first big step to getting help.
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Aug 2022
Drug addiction
If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way.
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Aug 2022
Weight loss
Download the NHS weight loss guide – our free 12-week diet and exercise plan.
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