Staying in good health is important to all of us, and can become particularly important in later years. Here are some things you can do to help keep healthy.
- One You – With the right support and motivation, you can make small changes to improve your health right away and double your chances of staying healthy as you get older. A good way to decide which lifestyle changes to make is to take the free online How Are You? health quiz. It provides personalised recommendations based on your results and directs you to tools that help you take action. Over one million people have already started their journey to a happier, healthier life, why don't you join them today?
- Get active – Get Active Surrey offers a range of sports and physical activities for people over 50 at hugely reduced prices. Badminton, bowls, exercise and dance classes, golf, inclusive multi sports, jogging, swimming and walking football are all on offer across the county. Visit the Active Surrey website to find an activity near you
- Eat well and keep hydrated – This is important for maintaining good health. Dehydration in particular is a frequent cause for hospitalisation of older people. If you are having problems getting out to the shops to buy food, or preparing food for yourself at home, then our page on help with meals offers some ideas on how you can overcome these problems.
- Reduce how much alcohol you drink – Don't Bottle It Up allows you to work out what level of risk you are at as a result of your drinking, to access personalised advice online and, where appropriate, find out where you can get face-to-face support locally.
- Stay well this summer/winter – For people aged 65 or over and people with long term conditions, hot and cold weather can make it more likely for you to suffer from excess heat or catch a winter illness that could become serious. Find out more information and advice about how to cope in hot summer weather (NHS) or how to stay well in the winter (NHS).