Staying well

There are lots of things we can do to keep ourselves as healthy as we can be and reduce our chances of developing some health problems. Find information here about how to have a healthy lifestyle and live well with a long term condition.

  • Keeping active

    There are many ways to easily build activity into your day that will help you stay fit and healthy. You don’t have to put lots of time and money into the gym to keep active.

  • Maintaining a healthy weight

    Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health and wellbeing, as well as lowering the risk of different diseases, conditions and cancers associated with being overweight.

  • Managing your blood pressure

    High blood pressure is very common but it leaves no clues, because it has no symptoms. Knowing you have high blood pressure could prevent life-threatening complications like heart attack and stroke.

  • Understanding cholesterol and heart health

    Understanding your cholesterol levels is vital for safeguarding your heart health.

  • Stopping smoking

    Stopping smoking is one of the best things you will ever do for your health. Quitting is much easier when you get the right support and there are lots of options to choose from.

  • Healthier drinking habits

    Cutting back on the booze can be a really effective way to improve your health, boost your energy, lose weight and save money. If you drink nearly every day, drinking less might lower your risk of having high blood pressure. With the right help, it's easier than you think. We have some simple tips and tools to help you start cutting down today.

  • Important information about treatments for COVID-19

    The NHS offers treatment to people with COVID-19 who are at the highest risk of becoming seriously ill.

  • Diabetes prevention

    Support and information are readily available in mid and south Essex to assist you in reducing the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

  • Dementia support

    Living with dementia can be challenging and stressful. But there is support available from the NHS and your local council to help you and your family.