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Health and Wellbeing - Be active and eat well

The benefits of being active and eating well

An active live and a healthy diet can reduce your risk of major illnesses. Being overweight puts a huge strain on many of the bodies systems creating an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, digestive/bowel problems and mental health issues.

It affects confidence and self-esteem, and can exacerbate social isolation and loneliness.

Research suggests physical activity can help

  • Prevent many health conditions (for example health disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke)
  • Treat many of these conditions and more (for example osteoporosis, mental health, back problems)

Head over to Go Active in Cumbria and find events, inspiring stories and hints and tips to get started.

The NHS Choices website gives advice on

The Change4Life website also gives advice on eating well and keeping active.