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Health Tips

Simple ways to reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Happy, healthy, active summer

Being active helps to keep your heart healthy, lowers blood pressure, improves fitness and can help you maintain a healthy weight.

Did you know that it can also help to reduce your risk of Type 2 diabetes, or help manage diabetes if you already have the condition?

The sun doesn't need to be shinging to try some fun ways to get healthier with your family and friends. Why not download our Happy, healthy, active summer guide for some acitvities and tips to use all year round.

Hula the day away
Hula hooping is a great all over body workout. It raises your heart rate, improves core strength and boosts flexibility. Challenge your family to see if they can keep the hoop off the floor for 30 or even 60 seconds.

Jump to it!
Someone writes a famous name on a sticky note and puts it on your forehead. You then have to hop on the spot until you guess the name. It’s harder than it sounds!

Skip to it!
A healthy heart is just a hop, skip and a jump away. Dig out the family skipping rope and get everyone involved in a game.

It’s important that the activity is right for your current level of fitness.
If you’re trying a new activity remember to check with your GP before you get started.

Don't forget to download our Happy, healthy, active summer guide to find out more.