Small and inexpensive changes to your daily routine can make a big difference to your health. Everyday activities such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, or walking to the shops rather than jumping into the car can make a big difference to your health. You don’t have to join an expensive health club or gym to improve your level of physical activity.
One key to living a healthier lifestyle is not to make too many changes at the same time. Achieving one change in your lifestyle is a huge success and will make a difference.
For example, if you’re a smoker and you give it up, you could add five years to your life expectancy. Do you want to stop smoking?
Need some inspiration? Watch the Stop Smoking Wales video to hear ex-smokers talk about how they did it and the benefits that stopping smoking has brought to their lives.
These days, ’modern life’ can mean that we’re a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don’t move about as much, or eat as well as we used to. Change4Life Wales helps people to eat well, move more and live longer.
The National Exercise Referral Scheme is designed to help inactive adults who are at risk of poor health or have a pre-existing condition to become more active.
This scheme gives you the opportunity to improve your level of physical activity, with like minded people.