Charity & Community Health & Beauty

Better Health – Let’s Do this!

A FREE service from Live Well Stay Well, supported by Buckinghamshire Council, is already helping thousands of people across the county.

Since the pandemic began, a third of people reported snacking on unhealthy food and drinks at least once a day (35%), almost a third (29%) of smokers agreed they smoked more since the second national lockdown and 23% of drinkers claimed that their alcohol intake had increased.

However, almost half of the population (43%) feel more motivated to make changes to their life than they did in 2020. That’s why Buckinghamshire Council and Live Well Stay Well are supporting the national Better Health: Let’s Do This initiative.

Live Well Stay Well is a free service with tailored advice online, and by phone, which aims to help you:

·       lose weight

·       get active

·       stop smoking

·       manage your drinking

·       improve your mental health

Gareth Williams, Cabinet member for Communities & Public Health said, “The past year has been immensely challenging and being stuck at home much more this year, understandably, has seen some unhealthy habits creeping up on us all. Now is a great time to take advantage of the range of local, free tools and one to one support available to help you achieve your goals in 2021.”

“Live Well Stay Well really can help you to make those changes we all want to make actually stick, as well as provide step by step help to make sure you stay on track,” says Gareth.

To get started visit Live Well Stay Well www.livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk or call 01628 857311

To stop smoking, text: ‘QUIT’ to 85222 or visit Better Health www.nhs.uk/better-health

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hiya bucks

hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.