It's easy to take your health for granted.
By following a healthy lifestyle you can reduce the risk of getting seriously ill. You will feel better and it will help improve your immune system. The Kent Community Healthcare Foundation Trust can offer a range of services to support you.
In small quantities, alcohol can actually be beneficial to health. In large quantities, on a regular basis, it can have a very serious negative effect on health. At one extreme it can kill. CIRRHOSIS of the liver, for instance, is killing an increasing number of people, as are drivers who are over the limit.
HOW TO GIVE UP
Stopping smoking is all about motivation. Without the real desire to give up you are unable to succeed. You must want to give up rather than feel you should give up.
If your diet is lacking, your body has ways of letting you know, for example, you may be overweight or underweight or you may have a spotty complexion or constipation. Ultimately, a bad diet can lead to serious problems such as heart disease.
EIGHT WAYS TO KEEP HEALTHY
Has yours been checked in the past five years?
Some people are overweight - others are "undertall". Chances are you weigh more than you should.
More and more people are giving up smoking. There are various programmes available to help you give up.
Regular exercise has both physical and mental benefits.
Tension and anxiety can be helped by a psychologist or counsellor.
Like most things alcohol is okay within moderation.
We recommend women should have regular three yearly cervical smears.
We will check if you are immune and bring your cover up to date.
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