Making better choices today can have a big impact on your health. The NHS and Public Health England One You campaign can help you get healthier and feel better.
Everyday habits and behaviours – such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more alcohol than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough – are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.
One You encourages people to reappraise their lifestyle choices, put themselves first and do something about their own health. It’s never too late to improve your health – making small lifestyle changes such as eating well, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking or being more active can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.
Whether it’s moving more, eating more healthily or checking yourself – One You can help you make small, practical changes that fit in with your life.
See the One You site for a range of Apps that can help you on your way.
Interested in Mindfulness? See An Introduction to Mindfulness on the Newcastle Hospitals YouTube Channel. Developed by clinicians from the Pain Management Team at Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Tracks include Mindful Breathing, Body Scanning, Meditation, Values and Self-Kindness.
Never Too Late
Strengthening your muscles as you age will improve your mood, help your sleeping patterns and bring benefits for your overall health and wellbeing.
Getting started is easy, try out these strength and balance exercises from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. Get on your feet and do them daily – or at least twice a week!
There’s an underlying myth that falls are an inevitable part of getting old. The surprising truth is our risk of a fall decreases with one thing – exercise.
Here are six simple exercises used by physiotherapists to keep muscles strong and keep us mobile and independent as we age. Try out heel raises, toe raises, heel toe stand, one leg stand, heel toe walking, and sit to stand exercises.
Exercise and Osteoporosis
The Royal Osteoporosis Society provide a range of resources to help you understand and manage your condition. Register with the site to receive an e-mail with all the useful links.
Here are a few of the resources related to exercise.