Healthy eating and exercise
Watch this film to get tips from Nottinghamshire county cricketers on making a delicious and healthy fruit smoothie. A healthy diet and regular exercise are crucial if you want to reduce the risk of serious conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
Cook4Life is part of the Change4Life campaign, helping everyone to enjoy a healthy diet and lifestyle.
You can also download the 'Cook4Life Toolkit' [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 4.31 MB]
This will help you stick to a balanced diet: The EatWell Plate (Food Standards Agency)
Services to keep you healthy
NHS Nottinghamshire County commissions a range of services to support people seeking a healthier lifestyle. This includes a team of community nutritionists and dieticians. The team oversees a range of activities, including:
The 5 a day initiative - encouraging everyone to have portions of fruit or vegetables every day
Big Cooks, Little Cooks - getting parents and children cooking together
Weight management sessions - combining healthy eating and exercise
Baby Cafes - weaning support for mums, alongside nurseries, clinics and Sure Start centres
We also commission a service called MEND (Mind, Exercise, Nutrition...Do it!). This helps children and their families become fitter, healthier and happier by offering free healthy living programmes in the local community.
Watch our film about how one Nottinghamshire family has benefited from MEND.
Walking for Health
Walking is a great way to exercise, reduce stress and improve mental health. Walking for Health is a scheme run in partnership between the Department of Health and Natural England, which organises group walks across Nottinghamshire. There are over 20 free Walking for Health schemes across the county. These are suitable for all levels of experience, are sociable and free. Find your nearest health walk by checking the Walkfinder