Health Info

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We recommend a ‘healthy lifestyle’ as lifestyle factors contribute so heavily towards diseases like heart disease, stroke disease and diabetes.

Stop smoking

Our doctors and nurse provide free help and advice and have an in-house counselling service.

For more information on stopping smoking click here or contact NHS Free Smoking Helpline 0800 022 4 332 7 days a week, 7am to 11pm.

https://www.nhsinform.scot/healthy-living/stopping-smoking

Balanced Diet

Eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruit and veg – eat less fat and sugar, eat more fibre, fruit, vegetables, lean meat, fish and chicken. You don’t have to spend lots of money to eat well.

For advice on achieving a healthy diet click here.

Regular Exercise

Exercise regularly – at least 30 minutes 3 times per week. These days, ‘modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Which means that 9 out of 10 kids today could grow up with dangerous amounts of fat in their bodies. This can cause life-threatening diseases like cancer, type 2 diabetes and heart disease – so it’s really important that we do something about it.

If you have a chronic condition please consult your GP before starting any exercise program.

For more information from the NHS on how to get more active, click here.

Alcohol

Keep alcohol intake within recommended limits – daily allowance for Women this is 2-3 units and Men this is 3-4 units. That is no more than a 175ml glass of wine for women or a pint of strong lager or cider for men

There is more information on alcohol available from the NHS and Drink Aware.