Levels of good and bad health are influenced by some of the choices we make, such as smoking, how physically active we are and whether we eat a healthy diet. Healthy lifestyle services support you to identify unhealthy behaviours and find the motivation to adopt a healthier way of living.
NHS Health Checks programme
If you are 35-74 years old you are eligible for an NHS Health Check. This programme aims to prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney disease through identifying people at high risk of these diseases and reducing the risk through the promotion of lifestyle changes, or who are living with undiagnosed disease.
Exercise on Referral (EOR)
Exercise on Referral (EOR) is a 12 week course to improve your health, wellbeing and help you manage a long-term condition through increasing your physical activity. EOR uses a range of activities including gym and studio classes, swimming lessons, aqua aerobics, Nordic walking and green gym sessions.
Weight management courses
Being a healthy weight is important for our health. It helps to prevent developing a long-term condition and also helps to manage existing long-term conditions.
The programme is free to Islington residents and people registered with an Islington GP. Anyone can attend if they are over 18 with a BMI in excess of 30, or a BMI of 25 with a long-term condition (e.g. hypertension or diabetes) or a BMI of 27.5 for south Asian communities.
Stop Smoking Services
The benefits of stopping smoking for your health are well known. Smoking causes a lot of damage to the body and puts you at risk of life-threatening health conditions.
NHS Stop Smoking Islington is a free service for those people who want to quit smoking. The service uses a tailored approach so you can choose to take part in group sessions or attend one-to-one sessions.
For more information on the lifestyle services available in Islington with the Health and wellbeing pages on the council website http://www.islington.gov.uk/services/social-care-health/health-in-islington/yourhealthwellbeing/Pages/default.aspx