How to stay healthy​

Keeping active, eating well and good weight management are the key to a healthy lifestyle. There is lots of helpful information on the Southwark Council website - including community walks and cooking classes you can take part in and tips on cycling in Southwark. 

There are a selection of free or low cost physical activity opportunities in Southwark, which are perfect for starting out to increase your activity levels and several group options are available for extra support. There is also a list of all the free outdoor gyms in Southwark and other leisure and sport activities available in Southwark.   In addition, you can read about the benefits of keeping active on our dedicated page.

One You:

One You  offers  practical online advice and support covering everything from diet and exercise to alcohol consumption, stress, giving up smoking and getting enough sleep.

The award-winning website by Public Health England offers a host of self-assessment and tracking tools where you can measure your progress, starting with How are You?

The quiz provides a personalised health score based on your answers along with practical steps to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

A series of free apps also help monitor and track your progress on topics including alcohol consumption, smoking, easy meals and "couch to 5K" which offers a training programme. 

Reducing your risk of diabetes through a healthy lifestyle

The National Diabetes Prevention Programme has produced this short video to explain how you can reduce your risk of diabetes:


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