There are many small changes you can make to your lifestyle to stay fit and healthy.
- Keep active to lower your blood pressure and cholesterol, as well as reducing the risk of health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and dementia.
- Eat healthily. Eating a balanced and nutritious diet controls your weight and can help you fight off illnesses.
- Stay warm at home. A cold home can lead to serious health problems. HertsHelp offer free home visits to give you advice on staying warm and safe in your home.
- Get the flu jab. People over 65 or with long term health conditions can be severely affected by the flu and are eligible for a free vaccination.
NHS health checks
If you're aged 40 - 74, your GP might invite you for a free health check to look at ways to improve or maintain your health.