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Inspiring your journey to Better Health – let’s do this!

by Sandra Issar

This World Obesity Day (4th March), people in Knowsley are being reminded of the range of free support on offer to help you eat well, get active and feel good!

Now more than ever, it is so important we look after our own health to ensure we have a great quality of life and are resilient against illnesses such as Covid-19 as well as obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Losing some weight can prove to be a helpful and effective way to enjoy a healthier lifestyle, increase our quality of life and boost our mood.

Better Health website

If you’re motivated to get healthier and feel energised the Better Health website can help you to make simple, healthy lifestyle changes. With a wide range of free tools and advice to support healthier habits, the website has suggestions on how to increase physical activity, make healthier food choices, lose weight, improve mental health and quit smoking.

The ‘How Are You’ free online quiz will help you review your health and signpost to further support including a range of apps and resources.

Local support

There’s also lots of free local support from the Healthy Knowsley Service. For free, confidential one to one telephone or video call support telephone the Healthy Knowsley Hub on 0800 0731 202 – and arrange to speak to one of the wellbeing coaches for personalised support to suit you, or visit the Healthy Knowsley website.

There are has some great green spaces and parks in Knowsley for you to explore whilst we’re in lockdown – and once restrictions ease!  All activity counts towards keeping active, even housework, gardening and dancing in your kitchen!

Cllr Sean Donnelly, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, said:

“The past year has been hard, with people realising how precious their health is. If you are motivated to get healthier and feel energised you don’t have to do it alone as there’s lots of fantastic, free local support available – and the Better Health website and apps. No matter what changes you’re looking to make, or what stage you are at, these resources can be a huge help.”

Search ‘Better Health’ or visit nhs.uk/betterhealth for free tools and support to help you make healthy changes and to find out more about the free, local support available visit the Healthy Knowsley website