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As an adult, your health is a priority. We have compiled a list of handy tips that will help you to stay fit and healthy and to improve your general wellbeing.

Being active is key to leading an independent life. Doing a little bit of activity regularly can make a real difference to your health.

The Bottle in the Fridge initiative is an emergency information scheme that is currently provided free of charge by Caring Hands.

Information on how to avoid falls and what to do if you have a fall.

Flu is an infectious virus and is most common from December to March. There is no cure for flu but you can get a flu vaccination.

Smoking is the biggest cause of death and illness in the UK. Giving up smoking is the best thing you can do to improve your health with immediate benefits.

A well-balanced, nutritious diet can help to prevent many illnesses and can significantly improve some existing health conditions.

To keep your feet healthy you need to look after them; keeping them clean, warm and well-supported.

A few simple changes to what you eat and drink and how you brush your teeth can make a big difference to the health of your mouth, gums and teeth.

Tips on how to stay active at home including chair based exercise, strength and balance exercise and aerobics.

For children, older people, or people with chronic health conditions, hot weather can be dangerous and potentially fatal.

Keeping warm in cold weather is important. Alongside cold and flu, cold weather can cause serious health problems, such as heart attacks, stroke, hypothermia and pneumonia. It’s important to stay warm.

Looking after your mental wellbeing is just as important as taking care of your physical health.

The menopause happens to all women. Support and help is available to help deal with the side effects.

Mental health is about how we think, feel and behave. 1 in 4 people in the UK have a mental health problem which affects their daily life, relationships or physical health.

Registered podiatrists (or chiropodists) are trained in all aspects of care for the feet and lower limbs.

Information about sexual health, protection from sexual transmitted infections, contraception and details of organisations that can provide you with expert advice and guidance.

Social Prescribing is where you are prescribed activity or exercise to improve your physical and mental health. It may be used in place of medication or alongside treatment.

Your weight can impact upon your health and wellbeing. Support is available to help you manage and maintain your weight.