Tools

Interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts

  • Heart age

    Heart age tool

    How healthy is your heart? Use this tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age.

  • Dementia: carers' experiences

    image of a carer

    This collection of videos offers a variety of information and advice to help you care for someone with dementia

  • Blood pressure quiz

    Blood pressure quiz

    High blood pressure is sometimes called the silent killer, as it often has no symptoms but can significantly increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia. Use this tool to find out how much you know.

  • Sleep self-assessment

    Sleep self-assessment

    Are you having trouble sleeping? Take this short assessment, get a sleep score and get some practical tips and advice on what to do next. In association with Sleepio, the online CBT programme designed to help sleep problems.

  • Strength and Flexibility videos

    Strength and flexibility video wall

    Watch these videos that were created to support the Strength and Flexibility plan, a five-week exercise programme delivered through podcasts.

  • Exercise: getting started videos

    Exercise: getting started video wall

    Keeping fit is great for your health and we should all be aiming to be physically active for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Don't know where to begin? Explore these videos and be inspired.

  • Are money worries affecting your health?

    Money worries

    Money worries can really take their toll on your health. This test from the Money Advice Service will assess how much this worry is affecting you and will provide help and advice.

  • Calorie checker

    Calorie checker

    Check the calorie value of over 150,000 food and drinks, using this handy calorie checker. You can even search branded products.

  • BMI calculator and tracker iPhone app

    BMI iPhone app

    Download the BMI healthy weight calculator and tracker app to your iPhone or iPod touch. You can use it to calculate BMI for anyone over two years old and track the whole family's BMI over time.

Your NHS Health Check

Millions of people have already had their free "midlife MOT". Find out why this health check-up is so important

Weight loss guide

Lose weight the healthy way and learn the skills to keep it off with our 12-week weight loss guide

Couch to 5K

Tips on getting started with the Couch to 5K running plan, including podcasts and real stories to motivate you

Strength and Flex

Download our Strength and flexibility podcast series and get a free personal trainer

5K+ running podcasts for C25K graduates

Take your running to the next level with new podcasts for Couch to 5K graduates