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The effects of drugs

Drug misuse can be harmful to your health in both the short term and the long term, and could possibly lead to addiction. New psychoactive substances (NPS) (often incorrectly called 'legal highs') What are NPS? NPS, such as mephedrone (meow meow) and spice, used to…

Eight tips for healthy eating

These eight practical tips cover the basics of healthy eating, and can help you make healthier choices. Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates  Eat lots of fruit and veg Eat more fish - including a portion of oily fish Cut down on saturated fat and sugar…

End of life care (Adults)

Planning for the future End of life care refers to health care of those with a terminal condition which has become advanced, progressive and incurable. People often want to spend their last days at home and this is usually possible with the right planning and support.…

Equipment and Living Aids (Adults)

Household gadgets and equipment to make life easier If you, or someone you know, struggles with everyday tasks, there might be gadgets or equipment to help make life easier.    

Equipment, Adaptations and Occupational Therapy (Adults)

Equipment, Adaptations and Occupational Therapy Most people want to stay in their own home and maintain their independence for as long as possible. There are practical steps you can take to help you remain in control and a lot of different equipment and daily living…

Exercise and study

It's important to find time to exercise, particularly during exams when all you seem to do is sit at your desk and work all day (and often into the night). Why should students exercise? Not only is exercise good for your overall health and fitness, but…

Exercise as you get older

Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend, on average, 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They're paying a…

Exercise in pregnancy

The more active and fit you are during pregnancy, the easier it will be for you to adapt to your changing shape and weight gain. It will also help you to cope with labour and get back into shape after the birth. Keep up your…

Exercises for sciatica

Some simple exercises and stretches you can do at home can help ease pain from sciatica (pain in your buttocks, legs and feet) and improve your strength and flexibility. Aim to do these exercises every day, along with other activities like walking, swimming or yoga. Your…

Exercises for strong bones

Find out the best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones for your age, level of fitness and bone strength. All forms of physical activity will help keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Check out the government's physical activity…
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