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10-minute workouts

Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need. These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule. There are six workouts,…

Alcohol and drug misuse

Alcohol is the third biggest risk factor for illness and death and 1.2 million people are affected by drug addiction in their families Current guidance recommends that people should keep track of their intake, and not drink more than recommended amounts:  men and women are…

Boost your quality of life

If your NHS Health Check shows you have a higher risk of developing vascular disease, it's reassuring to know that by leading a healthier life you'll improve your chances of living longer and improve your quality of life. Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle - such…

Diabetes

Diabetes is a long term condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. High blood sugar levels can cause serious long-term health problems.  World Diabetes Day 2018World Diabetes day is on 14 November. The theme this year is ‘Diabetes Concerns Every…

Diabetes Concerns Every Family - Can you help your family prevent diabetes?

Type 2 diabetes which accounts for ninety per cent of all diabetes can be prevented through lifestyle changes, yet is the leading cause of sight loss, amputation, kidney failure, heart attack and stroke. A healthy lifestyle, early diagnosis and treatment is key to helping prevent…

Equipment and Living Aids

Waltham Forest Equipment and Living Aids online marketplace is where you can browse and purchase a range of products that can assist you in all areas of your home. The products listed have been taken from external provider's websites and listed in this section for…

Exercise for depression

Being depressed can leave you feeling low in energy, which might put you off being more active. Regular exercise can boost your mood if you have depression, and it's especially useful for people with mild to moderate depression. "Any type of exercise is useful, as long…

Exercises for back pain

The best way to deal with back pain is to stay active and continue doing regular exercise. The advice given 20 years ago was to rest, but research has shown that inactivity only makes things worse. Staying active means continuing with regular day-to-day activities to avoid becoming sedentary. Examples…

Health and wellbeing

Guidance and advice on dealing with long term conditions, planning for and having a child, coping with mental health issues and living a healthier more balanced lifestyle. Scroll down the page to access advice and guidance on all health and wellbeing matters.

Healthy living

Building a healthy lifestyle often involves eating a balanced diet, exercising regularly and even visiting your doctor for a health check now and again. The rewards are endless, as not only does this improve your physical health but also your mental wellbeing. Healthy living now…
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