A significant proportion of ill health, for example, coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and many cancers, can be prevented by making changes to your lifestyle.
Good health is perhaps our greatest asset. There is increasing recognition of the importance and value of better health and many people and organisations are working towards improving health and well being. Cardiff Healthy City and Health Challenge Cardiff supports this work across the city.
Poor health has a major impact on individuals and their families, communities, the economy and importantly, on health and social care services.
Preventing ill health in the first place will have many personal advantages and improved health will also free up resources and services to enhance the ability of health services to help people.
How can Cardiff Healthy City help me and how can you help contribute to a Healthy City?
There are many things that you can do to prevent ill health and many of them will only take a few small changes to your daily routine to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Our aim is to help and encourage healthy lifestyle choices, and our website provides information and tips about health and well being for both individuals and organisations. The following key themes highlight areas that could affect your health and well being:
Enjoy healthy eating and have a healthy balanced diet.
Increase your physical activity to keep your heart healthy and reduce/maintain your weight.
Positive mental health is the foundation to good physical health and sense of well being.
Drink alcohol in moderation and know your limits.
Enjoy healthy relationships and be aware of your sexual health.
Be aware of substance misuse and dependency.
Cut back, or better still, stop smoking or tobacco use.