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Healthy LifeThe continuing rise of lifestyle-related diseases and chronic disorders means that we need to take a fresh look at health and healthcare, and to remember that prevention is better than cure. Insomnia and not getting a good night’s sleep can be frustrating and impact on your day to day living and quality of life. Sleep problems can be caused by changes in your daily routine, times of worry, a new baby, shift work or sleep apnoea, but the good news is there are many things you can do to help yourself.

People who prepare food should avoid using grease or frying foods in grease. Physical inactivity and lack of exercise contribute to weight gain. The EHEMU database provides European life and health expectancy data including a calculation guide, reports and analyses. Download Losing weight: Getting started , a 12-week weight loss guide that combines advice on healthier eating and physical activity.

Regularly consuming foods and drinks high in sugar increases your risk of obesity and tooth decay. Learning how to manage your asthma and having regular asthma check-ups with your doctor can make you feel better, especially if you are experiencing depression and anxiety. Genes (not jeans) have a lot to do with body shape — there is no right” weight for someone of a certain height. If you are eating and acting healthily, your weight is probably fine.

Regular exercise can also help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression in people with asthma. Over-eating, drinking alcohol, smoking or using illegal drugs can seem like easy ways of dealing with stress and anxiety. Unfortunately, they will only make things worse in the long run. Being healthy is about more than getting fit and feeling better, it’s about staying that way too.

A healthy lifestyle can be yours. The great thing about being healthy is that it helps you feel good as well as doing you good. It’s about what you eat and drink. It’s about sleeping well. It’s about being physically active, and enjoying yourself without risking your health. Being healthy, physically active and socially engaged throughout your life has many benefits, especially as you grow older.