Public Health is everyone's business - watch the video for an overview of Public Health in Wiltshire.
The following tips give you some ideas about what you can do to improve or maintain your health.
- Don't smoke and don't breathe others' tobacco smoke.
- Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables each day and cut down on fat, salt and sugar.
- Get active: adults are recommended to do at least 150 minutes of moderate activity in total every week (e.g. 10 minutes, three times a day on at least 5 days). Children over 5 and young people need at least twice as much. For more detailed guidelines about physical activity visit the NHS Choices health and fitness pages.
- Maintain, or aim for, a healthy weight (a BMI of between 20-25). If you'd like to calculate your BMI, you can do so by visiting this NHS BMI calculator.
- If you drink alcohol, have no more than 2-3 units a day (women) or 3-4 units a day (men). Visit NHS alcohol calculator for more information about units and how to calculate your alcohol intake.
- Protect yourself from the sun. Cover up, keep in the shade, never burn and use factor 15 plus sunscreen. Take extra care to protect children - make sure they always wear plenty of sunscreen.
- Practise safer sex - use a condom.
- Make the decision to go for cancer screening when invited.
- On the roads, think safety. Keep an eye out for vulnerable road users, such as cyclists and motorcyclists - keep your distance and watch your speed.
- Manage your stress levels - talking things through, relaxation and physical activity can all help reduce stress. Visit NHS Choices for more information on managing stress.
- If you are worried about your health, go and talk to your GP.
Last updated: 16 October 2013