Change your Lifestyle

Why do we  need to change our lifestyle to improve our health? [Time to read: 4 mins]

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Diseases of the heart and blood vessels are the UK’s biggest killers, causing 180,000 deaths every year in England & Wales [12]. Most of those with diabetes, die from heart and stroke diseases [4]. That’s 200 people every day.

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NHS Choices says most deaths could be prevented by simple steps:   

 

  1. If you smoke, Stop sign, using a free NHS local stop smoking service. Stop smoking options: Public Health England guidance, August 2018.
  2. Get to a more healthy weight with NHS Choices. Like to try their weight reduction guide?  Eat a healthy, balanced diet (8 simple NHS tips)
  3. Keep active with regular exercise – this will cut by half your risks of getting heart diseases, a stroke, diabetes or cancer [9, 11]. And most exercise is free! Check here to find out – are you doing enough exercise for your age?  “Exercise is the miracle cure”, says the UK NHS.
  4. Why sitting  for too long is bad for your health, even if you take plenty of exercise.
  5. These steps will help you keep your weightblood pressure and cholesterol at healthy levels, improve your heart & blood health, and lower your risk of type 2 diabetes.

6. Actions? pointing finger2 Decide what changes above you want to make, and decide your targets? Put them in your own draft healthcare plan, and discuss with your doctor.

page updated 30 August 2018.  © by social enterprise Diabetes-cutmyrisks.co.uk.™ Ltd.

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