Watching your weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health. Becoming overweight or obese increases your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
If you're overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making small simple changes to what and how much you are eating and drinking and your level of activity can really help you lose the pounds.Find out more
Do it this week
I just came to do shopping at Asda and saw the S4H van. The thing that surprised me was being able to have an NHS Health Check in a van, which was good as it was a drop-in session, with no need to book an appointment. I am 43 so I had started to think about my health more. Having an NHS Health Check made me realise that I am not that active, so I am going to join a gym.
Suzanna, Attendee at an outreach session for her NHS Healthcheck
This has had an impact on my son’s learning, but also on his behaviour as well as he does not get frustrated all the time. I have also realised the food we ate did not help as we had takeaway on most nights, but now I cook fresh meals which has had health benefits for both me and my child as we are starting to lose weight.
Mother of a child that takes part in our Active Movement programme
“I was really scared about being tested for HIV, I didn’t know what to expect. But I needn’t have worried, the test was a simple finger prick test and the result was available in 1 minute. Testing is really discreet, theres no waiting room, when you arrive for your appointment you’re seen straight away – the service is quick, discreet and non-invasive. And I had the option of a 3 month supply of free condoms. I just wish I hadn’t put off knowing my HIV status for so long.”
John, a user of Thames Valley Positive Support
Running has been so good at maintaining my stamina and physical/mental health and being out in the fresh air is a definite plus. The countryside and areas that you run become place you notice and enjoy, so when you discover something this good the benefits need to be shared.
John, Runner in our GoodGym programme
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Find out how to set achievable goals with our guide to smarter goals
Many people spend their lives drifting from one goal plan to another, without achieving their target. Setting SMARTER goals means you can clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, use your time and resources productively, and increase your chances of achieving what you want in life.
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Whether it be eating healthier, moving more, or dealing with depression, we know it can be difficult achieving your goals without some extra help. Our team is here to offer some support and advice.