Eat Well!

General Healthy Eating Advice Here are the basic do’s and don’t’s reminders: Make up the bulk of most of your meals with  starch-based foods (such as cereals, bread, potatoes, rice, pasta).  Wholegrain starch-based foods should be eaten when possible. Eat plenty of...

Exercise: Walking Programme

“10,000 steps a day” Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight, relax the mind, feel great physically, and become become healthier. How about making a target of building up to walking 10,000 steps a day? That sounds a lot, but...

‘5 A DAY’ Healthy Eating

The following advice is based on the UK Government Department of Health and NHS Guidelines and Recommendations. The following count towards your ‘5 A DAY’: Fresh fruit and vegetables. Frozen fruit and vegetables. Tinned or canned fruit and vegetables. Buy the ones...

Physical Activity

Here is the bottom line based on the best research evidence: you need to commit 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week to engage in physical activity. There are no ‘if’s or ‘maybe’s’, and it is an ongoing necessity as you get older. Making this a regular habit...

Exercise: Bicycling in the UK

The UK registered charity, Sustrans, has created the brilliant National Cycle Network for the whole British Isles. As well as being a great way to travel and good for your health, the growing Network makes an important contribution to improving the environment, and...