Healthy Shropshire

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of Shropshire residents

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What makes a healthy body?

Eating a balanced diet and taking regular physical activity will help you to keep your body healthy and improve your health and wellbeing.

A healthy start

A healthy start in life will promote a healthier future. Implementing a healthy lifestyle from birth will promote a healthier future and in turn reduce the risk of developing health problems or chronic diseases.

Move more

Regular exercise can improve your health and wellbeing, help you to lose weight and reduce your risk of obesity and other health problems associated with being overweight.

To benefit your health...

  • In order to promote your health and wellbeing we recommend you take part in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five or more days a week
  • You do not need to do 30 minutes in one go - you could do 15 minutes on two occasions, or 10 minutes on three occasions. How you reach your 30 minute target is up to you.

What is moderate-intensity physical activity?

"Moderate-intensity" means getting warm and slightly out of breath; even with a slightly raised heart rate, you should still be able to have a conversation.

Eat well

The key to a good diet is balance - eating the right amount of different foods will ensure your body gets the nutrients it needs.

Drink sensibly

Drinking alcohol, whilst being part of our social life, can become problematic for some people. The impact of alcohol on children and families can reach into every aspect of life from physical to psychological, impacting significantly an individuals health, employment, finances, social life and relationships with the people around them.

Feel Positive

A positive emotional wellbeing plays a key role in your overall health and wellbeing. Promote your emotional wellbeing by taking 5 simple steps:

  • Connect with family, friends and the people around you.
  • Be more active, move more, walk, jog, run or take part in an activity that gets you moving.
  • Take notice, stop and take notice of the people and environment around you.
  • Keep learning, learning new things can be both exciting and rewarding.
  • Give, be kind, say thank you or volunteer. Giving can be very rewarding and make you feel good.