Preventing Illness

In this section of the website you can find out lots of great ways to prevent illness and help to manage a healthy lifestyle and well-being.

Keeping Fit and Losing Weight

Many of us could do with shedding a few pounds, especially after the winter, but that’s often easier said than done!

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Slimming World and Weight Watchers

The weight loss programmes Slimming World and Weight Watchers can be used by GPs to help people lose and control their weight.

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Back Pain Myth Busters

One of the most common reasons for seeing a GP is for back pain.

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is keen to dispel some of the myths surrounding back pain.

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Food Safety – Avoid Food Poisoning

Campylobacter is the most common cause of food poisoning in the UK. You can’t see it, smell it or taste it but, if it affects you, you won’t forget it.

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Wash Your Hands!

This is one of the often-repeated instructions we’ve all heard from our parents from a very early age – and there are good reasons why this basic function is pushed home so hard by every generation.

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Don’t Let Drink Sneak Up on You!

Ever thought about the effect of alcohol on others, even those who don’t drink?

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