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Your physical health

We provide a wide range of support services to help people live healthy lives including information and advice for our employees.

You can also find out more about the public health services on offer across Derbyshire.

Our Live Life Better Derbyshire service supports people who want to make healthier lifestyle choices. We recognise that people's health is influenced by many factors, and our advisors will work with you to help you lose weight, quit smoking or feel fitter. They can also help you access other services for support with problems such as drinking too much.

Many of us can take steps to change our lifestyle and reduce our risk of developing a wide range of diseases, including:

  • type 2 diabetes
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • some cancers
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • liver disease

It's not always easy to make changes to our daily routines, but even small changes can have a big impact on your overall health.

Live Life Better Derbyshirehas lots of advice and information, or call Live Life Better Derbyshire free on tel: 0800 0852299.

Stop smoking

Stopping smoking is one of the most important things you can do to help improve your health and will benefit your family's health as well.

The nicotine found in cigarettes and other tobacco products is highly addictive which can make it hard to stop but you're not on your own.

We can help you stop smoking by providing free nicotine replacement therapy and our advisors can help provide you with hints and tips to make a successful quit.

You are 4 times more likely to achieve a successful quit with our help. The Live Life Better Derbyshire website has more information to help you stop smoking.

My Quit Route

You can also download our free commissioned, stop smoking app. My Quit Route is an app that will give you the advice and tools you need to quit smoking for good.

You can use it either on its own or in combination with Nicotine Replacement Therapy (such as patches, gums, sprays or lozenges), stop smoking medications (such as Champix or Zyban) or e-cigarettes.

You can download My Quit Route for Apple and Android.

Achieve a healthy weight

Losing weight isn't just about the numbers on the scales - it's about how you feel inside.

It's about taking a broader approach to weight loss instead of just focusing on dieting or what's on your plate.

It involves thinking about what you're eating, finding your emotional eating triggers and looking for long term solutions by making small changes.

Live Life Better Derbyshire offers free weight management support which will help you to set, and achieve, your long term weight loss goals

To take part in our free 12-week weight management course, you'll need to take our health and wellbeing MOT to check your eligibility.

Becoming fitter

Getting active is one of the best ways that you can improve your overall health and wellbeing.

Whatever your starting point or current activity levels, Live Life Better Derbyshire has plenty of advice for becoming fitter.

Physical activity is not just about structured exercise classes and working up a sweat in the gym though. It's the everyday activities such as housework, walking to work, gardening and dancing to the radio in your kitchen.

Our colleague Rob who is a Senior Transport Officer, regularly cycles to work and between meetings to improve his fitness and lower his carbon footprint.

In the following video Rob tells us more about why he chooses to cycle and how you can get started including information about the Cycle to Work scheme.

Flu vaccinations

Every autumn we begin to think about preparing for winter, it is important for you to get your flu vaccine if you are eligible.

The flu vaccine is available every year as the vaccine changes slightly to ensure the best protection is offered.

Flu can make some people very poorly and needing hospital admission. Sometimes it can be life threatening.

Having the flu vaccine will help to reduce the risk of you catching or passing on flu or becoming seriously ill.

We offer free flu vaccinations for employees who work directly with older people, disabled children and other vulnerable groups.

If you are eligible, please take up the invite offer of a flu vaccination, you can find further information from your GP surgery and selected pharmacies. Alternative if you are not eligible you are also able to obtain this privately via your local pharmacy.

Read more about the NHS flu vaccination programme.