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Kickstart your health

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, drink less alcohol, get active or quit smoking, you have access to lots of free tools and support through Better Health. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.

There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Let's do this!

Take care of your mind

Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body, but it can be easily overlooked.

Every Mind Matters has lots of expert advice and practical tips to help you stay on top of your mental wellbeing.

More ways to kickstart your health

If you want to improve other aspects of your wellbeing, we have more great free tools to support you:

NHS Food Scanner app

Start finding healthier swaps today!

NHS Weight Loss Plan

A 12-week plan to help you lose weight.

Download the NHS Weight Loss Plan on the App Store
Download the NHS Weight Loss Plan on Google Play

Couch to 5K app

A running app for absolute beginners.

Active 10 app

Track and build up your daily walks – start with 10 minutes every day!

Download the Active 10 app on the App Store
Download the Active 10 app on Google Play

Drink Free Days app

For the days you do not want to drink alcohol.

NHS Quit Smoking app

Daily support to help you quit smoking and start breathing easier.

Download the NHS Quit Smoking app on the App Store
Download the NHS Quit Smoking app on Google Play

BMI calculator

Check your body mass index (BMI).

Check your BMI

How Are You? quiz

Get tips on looking after your health.

Take the quiz

Find a pharmacy that offers free blood pressure checks

Getting a check is the only way you can find out if you have high blood pressure, as there are usually no symptoms.

Do you know your heart age?

If you are over 30, the Heart Age Test tells you your heart age compared with your real age.

Take the short test now to see how your lifestyle choices affect your heart age, and learn how to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases through diet and exercise.

Why you need vitamin D

To keep bones and muscles healthy, everyone should consider taking a daily vitamin D supplement in autumn and winter, when we cannot make vitamin D from sunlight.

And some people who are at risk of not getting enough vitamin D should take them all year round.

Just 10 micrograms a day is all you need – it's the same for kids and grown-ups.