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Healthy Living Advice

QUIT SMOKING

 

If you smoke our specially trained Nurse can help you find the best way for you to kick the habit. She can advise on how you can work through your own stop-smoking programme as well as how nicotine replacement therapy can be used appropriately to assist you.

Further information is available from:

http://gosmokefree.nhs.uk
www.quit.org.uk

EAT A HEALTHY DIET

 

We are able to refer you to Specialist Weight Management Services.

To help you calculate your BMI click here 

For more advice visit:

www.eatwell.gov.uk/
www.food.gov.uk/healthiereating
www.bhf.org.uk
www.mendprogramme.org

GET IMMUNISED

 

Child Immunisation
Immunisation prepares your child's body to fight disease. It is important for everyone to keep up his or her 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. From September onwards do look out for information from Reception on how to obtain your Flu vaccination. We also offer pneumovax in line with current NHS guidelines.

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.

To help you calculate your drinks into units click here

Further information is available from www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

TAKE REGULAR EXERCISE

 

There are twelve regular walks across the city with varying lengths. They are all free, led by trained Volunteer Walk Leaders and are also accessible by public transport.

Visit Brighton and Hove Health Walks for other activity ideas.

Or for health, exercise and physical activity advice contact www.zestpeople.co.uk

SUN PROTECTION

 

Reduce your risk of skin cancer and eye damage this summer by protecting against the sun’s harmful rays. Do not let sunburn catch you out, whether home or abroad , use shade, clothing and sun protection factor 15+.

For more information on how to protect yourself: www.sunsmart.org.uk

BLOOD PRESSURE

 

We have a Blood Pressure unit in our waiting room, which you can use to test your own Blood Pressure. Our Receptionists will be happy to assist use in using the machine and will record your readings on your medical notes. 

More Advice from: www.bhf.org.uk
 



 
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