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Healthy Living

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EAT A HEALTHY DIET 

The best diet is one that includes five portions of fruit and vegetables every day and reduces or completely cuts out sugar, alcohol and fat.

For more advice visit www.eatwell.gov.uk

GET IMMUNISED 

Child Immunisation
Immunisation prepares your child's body to fight disease. It is important for everyone to keep up their immunity. This protects your child and family and the wider community. Research shows that vaccines are the safest way of protecting your child's health. 

Ask your Health Visitor for further information.

Further information is available from:

www.immunisation.nhs.uk

Flu and Pneumovax Vaccination
This vaccination is given annually every October and November. It is recommended for the over 65s and anyone with other illnesses such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, heart disease, diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis as they are more likely to develop secondary infections. 

Further information is available from:

www.immunisation.nhs.uk/Vaccines/Flu

MODERATE ALCOHOL INTAKE 

Alcohol is a drug which has the immediate effect of altering mood. Because drinking makes people feel relaxed, happy and even euphoric, many find it surprising to learn that alcohol is in fact a depressant.

Alcohol, even when consumed in moderation, has been linked to a wide range of ailments and diseases, such as increased risk of mouth, pharyngeal and oesophageal cancers (especially if combined with smoking), high blood pressure and gastrointestinal complications, such as gastritis, ulcers and liver disease. Of course, excessive alcohol can also have detrimental social and psychological consequences. Moderation and balance is the key.

Further information is available from:

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

QUIT SMOKING 

Further information is available from:

http://gosmokefree.nhs.uk

TAKE REGULAR EXERCISE 

The best exercise for cardiovascular fitness is aerobic - any exercise that gets you breathing more deeply such as walking, running, swimming, cycling, dancing or using treadmills and rowing machines are recommended. Aim for 20 minutes 3 times every week.

Further information is available from:

www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness



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