Family health

Interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts

  • Couch to 5K

    Couch to 5K has been designed to get you off the couch and running in just 9 weeks.

  • One You Easy Meals

    Eat healthier versions of the foods you love. You’ll find delicious, easy meal ideas to get you going.

  • Your blood pressure reading

    Find out what your blood pressure reading means with this simple tool.

  • Change4Life - Sugar Smart app

    Use the Change4Life Sugar Smart app to find out how much total sugar is in your everyday food and drink.

  • 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

    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.

  • Skin conditions: a visual guide

    Use this visual guide to identify common skin conditions and problems, including psoriasis, eczema, acne, athlete's foot and rashes.

  • Childhood illness visual guide

    See what some common childhood conditions look like, from warts and measles to chickenpox, tonsillitis, slapped cheek syndrome and warts.

  • Moles: a visual guide

    Learn the ABCDE of moles to help you keep an eye out for any signs that might be a cause for concern, such as a change in the border, colour or diameter of a mole.

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