Living Well

Living Well

We are dedicated to providing high quality and effective health services for all the people of Manchester. We also strive to do all we can to promote healthy lifestyles for our patients by encouraging healthy eating, keeping fit, and seasonal action, such as flu vaccinations to protect patients against winter illness.

Leading a healthy lifestyle is easier than you may think and there are many small things you can do which will improve your health and wellbeing. The information below may help you:

Healthy Eating

Small changes to your diet can make a big difference to your overall health and wellbeing.

Three simple steps can lead to a healthy diet and ensure you are giving your body all the nutrients it needs:

  • Eat five portions of fruit and vegetables per day
  • Cut down on foods with high levels of sugar, fat and salt
  • Aim for a balanced diet which includes all the five main food groups.

Find out more on the NHS Choices Healthy eating page

Healthy Weight

Manchester’s Healthy Weight Strategy aims to ‘halt the rising trend of obesity in Manchester’ and ensure ‘all adults and children in Manchester maintain a healthy weight.’ This helps those living and working in Manchester to achieve a healthy and active lifestyle within a healthy environment.

Find out more about Public Health Manchester’s Healthy Weight Strategy

Keeping Fit

Regular exercise is vital for promoting a sense of wellbeing and improving and maintaining good health. There are lots of cheap ways you can stay fit and healthy – going for a walk or jog, doing housework, walking the dog or even dancing!

Find out more on the NHS Choices Health and fitness page

NHS Choices is the UK’s biggest health website. It can help you to make choices about your health, from decisions about your lifestyle, such as smoking, drinking and exercise, to downloading podcasts which will get you running from couch to 5 kilometres in 8 weeks.

Seasonal Flu

Flu is a highly infectious illness that spreads rapidly through coughs and sneezes of people who are carrying the virus. It occurs every year, usually in winter. Contact your GP and get your free, effective vaccination as soon as possible, especially if you are more than 65-years-old, pregnant or have a serious medical condition.

Your NHS Services

Manchester has a wide range of quality services to meet the health needs of local people. You can find a doctor, dentist, pharmacist or other NHS service close to your home. Simply enter your postcode in the ‘Find a Service’ box at the right of this page.

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