Healthy lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles

Having a healthy lifestyle can:

  • help us to avoid ill health, 
  • 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. 

Modern life doesn’t always make it easy to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking to make a healthy lifestyle change, you don’t have to go it alone.

This page provides information about support to help you achieve your health and wellbeing goals.

Support

On this page are the following sections to help improve your health:

  • Better Health
  • Check your health
  • Social prescribing
  • Giving up smoking
  • Drinking less
  • Managing your weight
  • Keeping active

Better Health

NHS Better Health: Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, the Better Health website offers lots of free tools and support.

Check your health

If you're aged 40 to 74 you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check.
It's a great way to check your health and get personalised advice on keeping yourself healthy and active. Think of it as your health MOT.
Find out about Health Checks in Hampshire and other easy ways to check your health

Social prescribing

Social prescribing is about giving you access to activities, social groups, services and advice based on your needs and interests. The aim is to improve your sense of wellbeing, which in turn can often have a positive impact on your health. It doesn’t replace the medical role your GP plays but is an addition to the service they provide. You could speak to your GP surgery to find out whether there is a local service you can access.

Giving up smoking 

Hampshire County Council’s Smoking web page provides information about support for people who want to give up smoking.

Drinking less

Hampshire County Council’s Support for alcohol and drug problems web page provides information about treatment, recovery and support services for people with an alcohol or drug problem.

Managing your weight

Hampshire County Council’s Healthy Weight web page provides information about support for adults who want to lose weight and have been identified as having an above average Body Mass Index.

Keeping active

Being active can be whatever you want it to be. So long as it gets your heart beating a bit faster and makes you breathe a bit harder, it counts. 
The Energise Me website provides information about getting active including free activities, fitness apps and technology, getting active at home, and being active with a health condition.

Here are some ideas for ways to be active in Hart:

Hart countryside sites

Visit the Hart Countryside webpage whether you are looking for somewhere to take a walk, would like to take part in a guided walk or join a volunteer group.

Health Walks

These free walks are open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Walks typically last between 50-60 minutes. Shorter walks are also available.

Leisure Centres

Access a wide range of facilities and activities at Everyone Active Hart Leisure Centre and Everyone Active Frogmore Leisure Centre including the Everyone Active Exercise Referral Scheme which provides a tailor-made package of exercise sessions specifically for people living with health problems.
For more information contact Frogmore Leisure Centre by telephone on 01252 873454.
Concessionary memberships are available at both leisure centres: 

  • Members with disabilities are entitled to free gym and swim and half price sports courses, group exercise classes and membership.
  • Armed forces personnel and fulltime carers are also offered free gym and swim, half price sports courses and membership. 
  • People in receipt of job seekers allowance are entitled to free gym and swim and half price sports courses.

Steady & Strong

Community exercise classes to improve stability and strength to help prevent falls.

Couch 2 5K 

Designed to get you off the couch and running in 9 weeks by gently mixing walking and running. Download the One You Couch 2 5K app on the App Store or the One You Couch 2 5K app on Google Play to get started on your own Couch 2 5K journey. If you’d like a bit of friendly support and encouragement why not join a local beginners group through Run Together.

Cycling

There are a number of cycling groups and clubs in Hart. 
British Cycling’s Breeze programme encourages more women to get on their bikes by providing led cycle rides of various levels. 
The Fleet Cycling website can help you find information about cycling clubs in Hart.

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