Good physical and mental health is important for continuing to do the things you enjoy into later life and for maintaining your independence.
Healthy You are here to give you that help should you need it, with a range of free healthy lifestyle services to protect and improve your health and wellbeing.
There are also lots of local activities available to help you stay physically, mentally and socially active. If you’re looking for local community activities near to where you live, such as yoga to singing, sports clubs to arts groups, or perhaps somewhere to talk or get a cup of tea, please visit the HAY website for ideas to give your health and wellbeing a boost.
Healthy Lifestyle Services
Did you know you are three times more likely to stop smoking for good if you have the support and encouragement from a stop smoking advisor. It is never too late to stop. No matter what your age, the benefits to your health are immediate. Call our Stop Smoking Service on 0333 005 0093 or fill out the sign up form here.
Physical activity and healthy eating
Being physically active is especially important in later life to help reverse the loss of muscle strength that happens to us all from the age of 40. Between the ages of 40 and 70 we lose about 30% of our muscle strength which can seriously impact on our ability to do the activities we want. Our service can help you on your journey to move more.
Good nutrition and hydration is also vital for physical and mental function. As we ger older, we are more vulnerable to dehydration. Ensuring you are properly hydrated can improve your mood, stimulate your appetite and reduce restlessness and disrupted sleep. Eating a wide range of foods can help you to get all the nutrients you need which brings a whole host of benefits such as boosting your immune system.
Be assigned your very own Health Trainer to help you set realistic, health-related goals to be more active or eat well that will make a make the difference to improving your physical and mental wellbeing as to live a healthier life.
If you need additional support, our specialist Health Trainers are here to support those struggling with their mental health, living with type 2 diabetes and alcohol. Call 0333 005 0093 or fill out the sign up form here.
Read our physical activity page for those 65 and over to learn the benefits of leading an active lifestyle whilst safeguarding your health and wellbeing.
Adult Weight Management
Led by registered Nutritionist and Physical Activity specialists, our Adult Weight Management programme will help you to achieve a healthy weight to improve both your physical and mental health, whilst reducing your chances of developing unwanted medical conditions. To book your NHS Health Check, please call us on 0333 005 0093 or text healthyu to 60777.
NHS Health Check
As you age, your chances of developing health conditions increase. A free NHS Health Check delivered by health professionals can help you to spot signs of health conditions early and provides ways to lower your risk and receive specialist support if needed. To book your NHS Health Check, please call on us on 0333 005 0093 or text healthyu to 60777.
One in three people over 65 will fall every year and that goes up to one in two people aged over 80. Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing, and neither is feeling unsteady. We can help you. Delivered by our specialist instructors, our Falls Prevention Service can assess your risk of falling, create a personalised falls action plan and provide access to our strength and balance classes proven to keep you steady on your feet so you can continue to do the things you love for longer. Call us on 0333 005 0093 or complete the form here.
Extra support needed?
Do you need extra support in and around your home to stay independent?
If so, and live in Cambridgeshire, please visit the following pages on Cambridgeshire County Council’s website for further details:
- Adults and Older Peoples homepage
- Staying independent
- Looking after someone
- Keeping safe
- Preventing slips, trips, and falls
- Home safety and security
If you live in Peterborough, please visit the following pages on Peterborough Information Network for further details: