The Healthy Lifestyles program seeks to address weight-related health problems for children by offering caring providers, family-centered treatment programs, highly trained educators and researchers, and strong community partnerships. If your asthma is getting you down or if you feel anxious, tell your doctor. The data presented in this chapter show a high level picture of trends in life expectancy and health in England. These trends are influenced by changes in patterns of mortality (chapter 2) and changes in the prevalence of disease over time (chapter 3).
The Virage santé enables students and staff to opt for a healthy, balanced, and varied diet when they visit one of the many on-campus food services locations. We aim to live a healthy life and it has become a hot topic of debate in the media and society to describe what healthy living is. A healthy lifestyle is much more than just diet and physical activity.
Drinking too much alcohol can also have devastating effects on our health – not only can it leave us with a hangover the next day, but drinking more than the recommended intake on a regular basis can also cause long-term damage to the body’s internal organs. Chronic misuse is one of the major causes of liver disease.
Becoming more active is key to combatting obesity and to keeping healthy in general. Encourage your children to take up extracurricular activities that involve exercise: go swimming in summer, take up a sport or go to a dance class. Make family outings healthy too: why not organise a trip to the beach or the park. And here’s another idea: start going on a family walk after dinner instead of flopping in front of television. The key is also in your diet and eating habits: cut out junk and sugary food and avoid eating in front of the TV.
When we’re feeling down, it’s tempting to turn to ‘quick ﬁxes’ such as drinking alcohol, smoking, eating and using illegal drugs. Most of us should eat more starchy foods: try to include at least one starchy food with each main meal. Some people think starchy foods are fattening, but gram for gram the carbohydrate they contain provides fewer than half the calories of fat.