Why do most of us need to change our lifestyle to improve our health?
Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the UK’s biggest killers, causing 180,000 deaths every year in England & Wales . That’s 200 people every day.
The NHS says most deaths could be prevented by simple steps.
- If you smoke, stop, using a free NHS local stop smoking service.
- Get to a more healthy weight with NHS Choices
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet (8 easy NHS tips)
- Keep active with regular exercise – cut by half your risks of getting heart diseases, a stroke, diabetes or cancer [9, 11]. And it’s free!
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