Healthy living is the practice of health enhancing behaviours, and living in healthy ways.

Eating healthily, taking exercise & keeping fit and being at an ideal weight are all important factors in order to live a long and healthy life.

Guides to Healthy Living

For a complete guide to healthy living for all age groups including a 12 week fitness plan, recipes and exercise routines follow this link.

A downloadable guide to healthy living for the elderly is available from AgeUK

Healthy Eating

Guides to Healthy Eating are available at the following links:

Healthy Start Scheme

The Healthy Start scheme, funded by the NHS, can help you buy basic foods like milk or fruit if you’re pregnant or have a child under 4.

For full details of what you may get, eligibility and how to claim go to GOV.UK. If you qualify for the scheme you’ll be sent vouchers you can use in over 30,000 shops in the UK. You can also get coupons to swap for free vitamins.

Staying cool in a heatwave

High temperatures can be dangerous to your health. Find advice and tips on how to stay cool at

Additional advice is available at the following links:

Health Checks

By undergoing routine health checks, which take just minutes to perform, you can spot any problems in the early stages when they are easier to treat - see Health tests that could save your life.

As you get older regular health screening is an essential part of daily life.

If you are a pensioner you should visit your doctor for a healthcare checkup as regularly as possible.

More information is available at the following links:

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