To help improve your mental and physical health you should exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
This will help you:
- Reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease and cancer
- Lower your blood pressure
- Reduce the risk of stroke
- Prevent osteoporosis
- Prevent weight gain
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Improve your energy levels
- Make you feel happier
We run a number of programmes which can help you stay active and maintain a healthy weight:
- Healthy 4 Life
Healthy 4 Life is a fun healthy lifestyle programme to help children and families in North Tyneside make positive lifestyle changes to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
This free, friendly service is for children aged 5-17 years, and is a 10-week healthy lifestyle programme run from local schools, leisure centres and swimming pools. It provides personalised, specific advice for children and families.
- Staying active over 60
As we get older, maintaining an active lifestyle is really important for both physical and mental good health. Take a look at this short NHS video for some fun ideas on how to keep moving.