Many of us think our lifestyles could be healthier than they currently are. Healthy Shropshire has been designed to help anyone wanting to make a change in their lifestyle and improve their health.
It provides a wealth of information on support available to you in making the changes you want. It covers the key aspects that are most important in leading a healthy lifestyle:
Information covers all ages, from early years, through childhood, adulthood and later life. Topics includes immunisations, ageing well, pregnancy and sexual health.
Healthy Shropshire includes a Directory which enables you to find local NHS and other services in your area, and provides a search facility. This includes smoking cessation services, weight loss programmes, exercise on referral programmes and local opportunities, such as Active4Health classes for getting more physically active.
Joining a new activity for the first time can be daunting, especially for anyone not already active. Feelings of apprehension and lack of confidence are common experiences so the Active4Health register has been designed to make it easier to find an activity group or class at a suitable ‘starting level, where newcomers will be given a warm reception. All exercise opportunities appearing on the Healthy Shropshire Directory have registered with Active4Health as a ‘start-up’ activity.
Healthy Shropshire also connects you to national websites and related local website providing the best advice and resources to help you lead a healthier lifestyle. This includes video clips, downloadable apps, on-line programmes, top tips,
You can also find out the latest news on local events, projects and activities
If you do not have internet access, Healthy Shropshire information is also available from our helpline number: 0345 678 9025.
Alongside the Shropshire Health and Wellbeing Board, organisations from across Shropshire are working together to reduce health inequalities and improve the health and wellbeing of the local population. The vision for this work is for ‘a flourishing Shropshire’ where people are able to live healthy and happy lives. To find out more visit Shropshire Together .
Sedentary behaviour - Often sitting for long periods of time reading, watching TV or travelling by car, bus or train and not taking breaks to stand and move more, are all regarded as sedentary behaviours. By reducing the length of time spent in sedentary behaviours, you can reduce your risk of developing health conditions such as, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and obesity.