Tools

Interactive tools, smartphone apps and podcasts

  • Exercise: getting started videos

    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 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

    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.

  • Nail abnormalities: a visual guide

    Nails can tell you a lot about your general health but when might it be time to go to your GP for more advice? Use this visual guide to find out.

  • Penis problems: a visual guide

    If you've got a problem down below, you really need to go to your GP or a sexual health clinic. In the meantime, here's a visual guide to some penis problems.

  • Pregnancy week-by-week: a visual guide

    This visual guide shows how a baby develops during every stage of pregnancy from week one to the birth.

  • Vagina problems: a visual guide

    If you've got a problem down below, you really need to go to your GP or a sexual health clinic. In the meantime, here's a visual guide to some vagina problems.

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