We're all responsible for our health and regular health checks are vital. If you're aged 40 to 74, you may be eligible for a free NHS health check
Find out where you can have your NHS Health Check in Hampshire.
Check your own health by taking the How are You? quiz.
Good food is essential to good health, whatever age you are. Eating a balanced diet will not only keep you healthy but also reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and some cancers.
There are lots of cheap and tasty ways you and your family can eat well every day. The One You website has
Losing weight is not a natural part of getting older and undernutrition can lead to illness. Age UK
If you, or someone you are caring for, is losing weight and you are concerned, you should speak to your GP. Your local pharmacist may also be able to give you some advice. BAPEN have developed a simple
It may seem like you don't drink much, but a drink or two most evenings can do harm to your body. From making you gain weight to
Drug use has very clear effects on health and wellbeing. FRANK's A to Z gives information about the effects and impact of different drugs. The NHS website has comprehensive information about drinking and alcohol as well as drugs and drug abuse.
Drinkline is a free national helpline. Call 0300 123 1110.
Alcoholics Anonymous has a national helpline 0800 9177 650.
For those affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use
Parent Support Link offers
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Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family. The Quit4Life service is committed to helping smokers who live or work in Hampshire who want to quit. Visit the Quit4Life Hampshire website, telephone 0845 602 4663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health. Becoming overweight or obese increases your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. Find information and advice to help you lose weight.
Hampshire County Council is working with
No matter how young or old you are, regular physical activity helps you feel fit, relaxed, gives you more energy and helps protect you against a range of diseases. It's not just your physical health that reaps the benefits of regular exercise, your mental well being will be well looked after too.
For older people it especially helps with balance,
For local sports groups and exercise activities, search our Community Directory. (Select 'Community support/activities' and then 'Sport/exercise').
Falls are not a normal part of getting older, they are a sign of an underlying problem and you should always speak to your doctor or a health professional if you are having frequent falls. Here are some tips to help prevent falls.
Doing regular strength exercises and balance exercises can reduce your risk of having a fall. Steady and Strong classes are designed to help older people regain and maintain strength, balance and
You can contact Hampshire County Council's Falls Prevention Physical Activity Coordinator for more information by email email@example.com or ask your doctor to refer you to a physiotherapist for advice on which exercises would be best for you.
Age UK Southampton runs Falls Revolution classes for Southampton residents via a referral from the NHS Community Independence Service.
Solent NHS Trust runs Falls Prevention classes for Portsmouth residents via a referral from a health professional.
You can also visit our Equipment page to find out more about equipment around the house as well as telecare alarms which can alert someone else if you do have a fall at home.
Many factors influence our wellbeing. Evidence shows that the actions we take and the way we think have the biggest impact.
Being social, seeing family and friends, and doing things that make us happy can make all improve our wellbeing. Our relationships affect both our physical health and mental wellbeing. Many of us would like to spend more time with other people. Sometimes, having a busy life can make this difficult. For others, frailty or disability may make it difficult to get out. Our Getting out and about section has a lot of information and ideas which can help you to improve your social life.
The Silver Line is a dedicated telephone service aimed primarily at tackling loneliness in older people. It is a confidential
Stress can be caused by a lot of things including work, relationships and money problems. Stress can affect how you think, feel and behave.
A good night's sleep is the key to staying healthy, productive and feeling good every day. Find out why we need sleep and how you can get a better night's sleep.
Sexual health is important for our overall health and wellbeing. Find out how to get information, advice and support.
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