As well as helping us to avoid illness, having a healthy lifestyle can also give us more energy, lift our mood, help us sleep better, feel less tired and stressed, and boost our confidence too.
Small changes to our lifestyles now can improve our health right away and it is never too late to start.
What support is available?
Healthy communities service
The service is available to people aged 50 years and over in identified areas across Staffordshire. This service will provide support around:
- Weight management
- Falls prevention
- Physical activity
- Stopping smoking
- Physical activity
Services will be delivered through a range of one-to-one and group delivery options, providing opportunities for people to improve their healthy lifestyle behaviour. This will be achieved by offering activities such as health walks, community groups and home visits.
For further information on the services delivered please visit the Everyone Health website.
Health and wellbeing planner
You can use this online planner to help you to find out more about healthy lifestyle choices, and find the support you need to make the positive changes.
Information is available for adults, young people and children, so whatever lifestyle changes you are planning to make, getting some support from the planner could be just the thing to get you started.
Children and families
If you are a young person, a parent or family with a school aged child then you can also ask your local school nurse for support with leading a healthier lifestyle.
You can also use the Change 4 Life website. It has lots of information and advice about how to eat well, move more and live longer.
Adults and young people - One You
The One You website has lots information about:
If you are over 18 years old, you can use the One You 'how are you? quiz to find out more about leading a healthily lifestyle.
Active 10 App
Did you know that walking briskly for just 10 continuous minutes counts as exercise? It's easier than you think to fit into your day!
The free Active 10 app shows how much brisk walking you’re doing and how you can do more. It's easy to use and helps you set your goals for the day.
Aim for 400-600-600
When we're out and about it's easy to eat more than we should – on average we're eating an extra 200-300 calories every day!
One You suggest aiming for 400-600-600 to help you stay on track at mealtimes.
- 400 calories for breakfast
- 600 calories for lunch
- 600 for dinner
This leaves room for a couple of healthy snacks and drinks.
Read more on the One You website.
What's available in my area?
You can find more about activities, groups and organisations that help you to lead a healthier lifestyle on Staffordshire Connects.
Here are a few ideas:
Learn more about looking after your: