Spring is here and you might be thinking about making a few changes to your lifestyle so you can improve your health and quality of life.
Whatever the reason may be, many of us want to cut down on those unhealthy habits. Whether it’s eating less, drinking less alcohol or quitting smoking for good, your local health service is here to help.
Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service is a new integrated service. It's aim is to provide a single point for residents to access the following services:
Call the service today and one of their specialist advisors will discuss your current lifestyle. From a few simple questions, they will be able to assess which service would be helpful to give you support to make your life healthier and longer.
To find out more about the service contact them using the contact information below:
Phone: 0800 292 2299
Text message: text 'healthy' to 66777
The NHS Health Check lets you know what you need to do to stay healthy.
The free NHS Health Check is for anyone aged between 40 and 74 and is about keeping you healthy. It can detect your risk of developing a health condition and give you guidance to make choices that can reduce your risks and keep you healthy.
The check assesses your risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. It typically takes between 20-30 minutes and involves a number of simple tests. Afterwards, you will find out more about your risks and how you can stay healthy.
Even if you feel fine, you should attend as detecting your risks early can lower your chances of developing health problems in the future.
For more information on the NHS Health Check, download the leaflet below:
You’re more likely to quit with help. Find out more about the Stop Smoking Service in Thurrock.
Stopping smoking can make a massive difference to your life. Not only does it reduce your chances of dying from a smoking related diseases, it can improve your everyday life, including increasing you energy levels, ease breathing problems, reducing stress, improving smell and taste, and saving money.
The free Stop Smoking Service in Thurrock can help any smoker in Thurrock who wants to quit or simply wants more information.
Research shows that you are as much as four times more likely to quit with the help of a stop-smoking service than trying to quit on your own. The service in Thurrock is delivered by highly experienced stop-smoking practitioners who help smokers quit using tried and tested approaches.
Get the support you need to lose weight and stay healthy.
Being overweight can have life debilitating effects and can ultimately shorten your life. It can lead to life-threatening conditions such as heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, fertility problems, back pain and many others.
One of the best ways to stay healthy is to maintain a healthy weight. The free Weight Management Service in Thurrock can help you reduce your weight and ultimately lower your risk of possible health issues.
The service provides a 12-week free support programme to help you lose weight. The programme is evidence-based, in line with national guidelines, and open to adults with a BMI of 30-39 (or for people with an Asian ethnic background a BMI of 27.5 – 39).