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Keeping healthy

Keeping healthy and well is important, and it's never too late to start. There is lots of information and advice in this section to help you, including:

NHS Health Checks

Find out where you can get a free NHS Health Check in Somerset.

Stay well this winter

Find advice about how to stay well in the winter months and information about where you can get help.

Healthy eating

Good nutrition is important as you get older. Limit processed foods and foods that are high in fat and sugar. 

Keeping active

Find ways of building physical activity into your daily routine. Each week you need to be doing around two hours of an activity which makes you feel warmer and breathe slightly faster.

Zing Somerset is a website where you can find out about sports and leisure activities in your area.

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Stop smoking

This is the most beneficial thing you can do for your health, even if you've been a smoker for many years. Find out where you can get help.


Men and women are advised not drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week.  Find out more information and where to go for help and support. 


Find more information about drugs and where you and your family can get help and support.