Physical Wellbeing

Information on a range of healthy behaviours including healthy eating, sleep habits and stop smoking, as well as who can support you locally

We are here to help you to achieve a healthier you by providing tools and support to make small, easy changes towards a longer, healthier life. Making better lifestyle choices can improve our health. It's not easy in our busy lives - tempting treats, enhanced technology and entertainment from the sofa, but it's never too late to start!

This is your opportunity to make a positive, healthier change, whether it be moving more, eating better, drinking less alcohol, going smoke free, dealing with your stress better, sleeping well and asking yourself – How are you? Every positive change will have a significant impact.

Our page provide you with advice and information on local services which will support you to create positive lifestyle changes.

Sleep better

Sleeping well can help boost your immune system and helps you feel refreshed.

Most of us need around eight hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly – but some need more and some less. What matters is that you find out how much sleep you need and then try to achieve it.

Good-quality sleep is more important than the amount of sleep that you get and it helps to keep you feeling healthy.

If you need to claim back some zzz's, we're here to help. The Every Mind Matters online guide provides tips and advice on sleep problems to help you wind down and sleep soundly zzz...

How much sleep do you need? Tips and advice on sleeping better

Every Mind Matters Sleep problems?

Pzizz App The Pzizz app aims to help you stop your mind racing, get to sleep, stay asleep and wake up refreshed.


Maintaining a healthy weight and eating well

There are many ways that we can prepare our lives to make the shift towards losing weight. The right information is important in helping ourselves choose the right foods, drinks, exercise and general nutrition.

What you eat, and how much, is so important for your health and your waistline. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you might think. Eating a balanced diet with a variety of foods including fruit and vegetables will help us to look and feel our best.

There are lots of cheap and tasty ways you and your family can eat well every day.

Nutrition The Nutrition page on our A-Z provides further information and links to take steps to eating healthier.

Weight Management The Weight Management page on our A-Z provides further information and links to make the shift towards losing weight.

Watching your weight How to lose weight and guides to help

How healthy is your food? Too much sugar? Salt problems?

Healthy Weight First Contact Plus - an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.


Be smoke free

Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family.

There are so many benefits to stopping smoking including living longer, less stress, younger looking skin, whiter teeth, better breathing, improved smell and taste, more energy and protecting the health of your friends and family.

There's lots of free support to help you quit now.

Stop Smoking The Stop Smoking page on our A-Z provides further information and links to support you to quit.

QuitReady Leicestershire Live in Leicestershire and ready to kick the habit?

Local Smoking Services First Contact Plus - an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

SmokeFree Free, proven support to help you quit!

Thinking of quitting? Stopping smoking is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health. Get started with free expert support, stop smoking aids, tools and practical tips


Drinking reasonably - try taking more Drink Free Days

Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening? Find yourself reaching for a drink most nights? If you're not careful it's easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become 2 or 3 glasses most days.

Taking more Drink Free Days during your week is an easy way to reduce the risk of alcohol to your health and look after yourself.

Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.

It's important to know how much you are drinking and the easy ways you can cut back.

Drink Free Days See the difference drink free days could make!

Download the Drink Free Days app Use the app to track your progress (and give yourself a pat on the back)

Alcohol Awareness The Alcohol Awareness page on our A-Z provides further information and links.

Do you like a drink? Cut back on alcohol and feel a bit better every day – it's easier to start than you think.

Alcohol Awareness First Contact Plus - an online tool which helps adults in Leicestershire find information about a range of services all in one place.

Turning Point Every 30 minutes someone leaves Turning Point's services drink or drugs free.