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Ageing well

Keep safe stay well

Ageing well is the ability to stay healthier as we get older. Looking after our physical and emotional health as we age will benefit us in future years. It will reduce the risks of becoming ill, socially isolated and of falling.

The Ageing Well committee is therefore, being developed within the borough to challenge us to think about what we both need to do as a community and individually to identify self-help approaches to create healthy and vibrant communities fit for a population with more older people than ever before.

Tips to keeping / ageing well

  • If you are a smoker, consider giving up.
  • If you regularly drink above the lower risk guidelines of 14 units of alcohol per week, cutting back can help your general wellbeing.
  • If you eat too many foods that are high in fat and sugar, and you're not as active as you should be, could increase the risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.
  • Become more active, its really good for your body, mind and health. You don't need to take up a sport or go to the gym, simply move about more.