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Healthy Living

Age Well in the Wyre Forest


Attached is a document outline idea on how to age well in the Wyre Forest and how to retire successfully. 


How to Age Well 


Ready Steady GO!


These are local excercise classes to improve your strenght and balance reducing your risk of falling. Its an exercise course for older people who have had a fall or who feel unsteady on their feet. To be referred onto the Ready Steady GO courses, please contact your GP for referral. For more information please call 01386 565 182.



Eating Well & Exercise - helping you maintain a healthy body


We're bombarded with scare stories about weight, from size zero to the obesity 'epidemic'. But a healthy body is determined by different factors for each of us.


Eating well on a budget


NHS - Good Food Guide

Information on a healthy diet and ways to make it work for you


A good diet is central to overall good health, but which are the best foods to include in your meals, and which ones are best avoided? This section looks at the facts, to help you make realistic, informed choices


Sebastian Coe: Get active


Maintaining a 'keep fit' lifestyle doesn't have to mean slogging it out in a sweaty gym. Just boosting your levels of general daily activity will reap big rewards in improved health and energy.



NHS - Why be active?

Even a little bit of exercise will make you feel better about yourself, boost your confidence and cut your risk of developing a serious illness.



Lifestyle treatments to lower high blood pressure



Lose weight if you are overweight

Losing some excess weight can make a big difference. Blood pressure can fall by up to 2.5/1.5 mmHg for each excess kilogram which is lost. Losing excess weight has other health benefits too.


Regular physical activity

If possible, aim to do some physical activity on five or more days of the week, for at least 30 minutes. For example, brisk walking, swimming, cycling, dancing, etc. Regular physical activity can lower blood pressure in addition to giving other health benefits. If you previously did little physical activity, and change to doing regular physical activity five times a week, it can reduce systolic blood pressure by 2-10 mmHg.


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