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Weight Management
Healthy Eating
Physical Activity
Health tips

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is a very important part of being healthy and can help you maintain your ZING. It can be simple.

 

The two keys to a healthy diet are:

  • Eat the right number of calories for how active you are, so that you balance the energy you consume with the energy you use. If eat or drink too much, you'll put on weight. If you eat too little you'll lose weight. The average man needs around 2,500 calories a day. the average woman needs 2,000 calories.
  • Eat a wide range of foods to ensure that you're getting a balanced diet and that your body is receiving all the nutrients it needs.

These basic tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices:

 

                     

 

  • Get active
  • Be a healthy weight
  • Eat lots of fruit and veg - Click here to find out what counts!
  • Base your meals on starchy foods - Click here for tips!
  • Eat more fish
  • Cut down on saturated fat and sugar
  • Eat less salt
  • Don't get thirsty
  • Don't skip breakfast.

  Health Apps

 

Discover Apps to help you manage your health

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Get running with Couch to 5K

 

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit.

But, did you know that regular running can help reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes and stroke, boost your mood and keep your weight under control?

The Couch to 5K plan is designed to get you off the couch and gradually work you up to running 5K or half an hour, in just nine weeks.

 

Click here to download Couch to 5k running plan

 

Check out the video to find out how easy it is!

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Change 4 life

 

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

 

Many of us aren't too keen on the idea of exercise. It might be that we're too busy or we simply can't face the thought of it. But most people are not getting the amount of activity they need to stay healthy. Only 1 in 20 people are actually doing the right kind of activity they need each week. And sitting down for hours - maybe at work, watching TV or playing computer games - can also increase the risk of poor health.

 

Building activity into your day keeps your heart healthy, reduces your risk of serious illness and strengthens muscles and bones. It can also be a great way of reducing your stress levels and lifting your mood if you're feeling down.

 

That means:

 

Adults needs to be active for at least 150 minutes each week

Kids aged five to 16 need to be active for at least 60 minutes each day

Kids under five need three hours of activity a day.

 

Change 4 life have a number of apps they have created which use fun ideas for subtle changes in lifestyle.

 

Some of these are...

 

-Smart restart

-Couch to 5K

-Drinks Tracker

-Be Food Smart

-Fun generator

 

Click here for more information

 

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