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Moving more and eating well

The benefits of being active and eating well

An active life and a healthy diet can reduce your risk of major illnesses. By doing regular exercise you can lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, digestive/bowel problems and mental health issues.

It can also boost your confidence and self-esteem, sleep quality and mood and can make people feel less isolated and lonely.

The NHS Choices website gives advice on

The Change4Life website also gives advice on eating well and keeping active.

There are also a range of apps that can help you stay on track with your health and fitness goals.

The facts

If you would like to know more about the impact of health in Lancashire, visit our health and wellbeing intelligence section. We provide this information as part of the Lancashire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) that provides constantly updated research about health and wellbeing.