Keeping well

5 Top Tips for Good Health

Eat a healthy balanced diet to maintain a healthy weight

Drink alcohol in moderation – the less alcohol you drink, the lower your risk of cancer

Don’t smoke – not smoking is the best thing you can do to prevent cancer

Use sunscreen and spend time in the shade on sunny days

Keep moving! Walking, running, cycling or swimming – whatever you most enjoy, it’s good to stay active

Healthy Eating Facts

  • There are more than 1 million adults who are overweight or obese in Wessex and therefore at increased risk of developing several types of cancer.
  • Knowing your Body Mass Index (BMI) and making healthy eating choices, as well as exercising on a regular basis, will help you to maintain a healthy weight.
  • For more information and to check your BMI use the NHS BMI calculator

Advice about physical activity:

One You (Public Health England)
NHS Choices

Hampshire

Healthy Weight

(online BMI calculator and access to Weight Watchers online)

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service

Email

Telephone: 023 9229 4001

Isle of Wight

Referrals for support with weight management must be made by a health professional, Jobcentre+ or Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)

Smoking Facts

  • There are approximately 300,000 adult smokers in Wessex.
  • People who seek support to quit smoking have been more successful than those who try to quit on their own.
  • If you don’t smoke, your risk of cancer will be significantly reduced.

Hampshire

SmokeFree HAMPSHIRE

Telephone: 01264 563039

Mobile: Text QUIT to 66777

Southampton

SMOKEFREE

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service

Email

Telephone: 023 929 4001

Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight Wellbeing Service

Email

Telephone: 01983 823670

Alcohol Facts

  • Alcohol is known to cause cancer and is a major risk factor for breast and bowel cancer, the second and third most prevalent cancers in Wessex.
  • There is a recommended limit on how much alcohol an adult should consume. This is often measured in units.
  • Knowing your units will help you stay in control of your drinking. Visit the NHS Drink Less page for more information

Portsmouth

Portsmouth Wellbeing Service

Email

Telephone: 023 929 4001

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