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LEADING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

ALCOHOL


Wondered how much is safe to drink? Do you know your units? Visit NHS Live Well. If you think you may need help cutting down or are finding it difficult, come and see any of our GPs. We can even refer to a clinic run in the practice to help people quit drinking who have alcohol dependence, called Fresh Start and run by Dr Bailey.




HEALTHY EATING


Visit NHS Live Well.




WEIGHT MANAGEMENT - ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT?


Do you know your Body Mass Index? Calculate it using the NHS Healthy Weight Caluculator. If you are overweight or obese, try some of the tips on this link to lose weight visit NHS Live Well.




EXERCISE


Exercise needed for adults per week. Visit NHS Live Well.




STOPPING SMOKING?


You can book in with our nurses or Dr Ubayasiri in our practice OR call Smokefree Wandsworth freephone 0800 389 7921 or email stopsmoking.team@wandsworth.gov.uk or have a look at www.stopsmokingwandsworth.co.uk. Our local pharmacies can also help you quit smoking – just pop into any of them for help. Remember, you are 4 times more likely to quit smoking for good if you seek professional help than go it alone.




PREVENTING HEART DISEASE, STROKE, DIABETES, KIDNEY DISEASE AND DEMENTIA


If you are aged between 40 and 74 years-old you are eligible for an NHS healthcheck once every 5 years. At this we can check your cholesterol and blood pressure, weight, exercise levels, family history and alcohol intake to work out if you are more at risk of heart disease than other people your age. If your blood pressure is raised we will also check your kidney function and if you are overweight or there is a family history of diabetes, we will also screen you for diabetes. If your alcohol intake is raised, we can check your liver function. Visit NHS Health Check.