Kickstart your health
Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. 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!
If you want to lose weight, it's not about getting it right, but getting started.
Losing weight will help you feel better, inside and out so you'll be healthier and more able to fight diseases. Making simple, small changes to what and how much you are eating and drinking can really help you lose the pounds. We've got lots of tips, support and special offers to get you started.
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 Weight Loss Plan
A 12-week plan to help you lose weight.
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!
Drink Free Days app
For the days you do not want to drink alcohol.
Easy Meals app
Meal ideas, recipes, cooking tips.
Food Scanner app
Find out what's really in your food and drink.
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Go dry this January
Why not join millions of others this New Year and reset your relationship with alcohol? Do Dry January and go booze-free for 1 month.
Ditch the hangover, lose weight, boost your energy and save some money while doing your body a lot of good. Use the free Try Dry app to track your units, calories and money saved, and earn badges as you go.
Why you need vitamin D
It's that time of year when our bodies stop making vitamin D from sunshine. To keep your bones and muscles healthy, take a vitamin D supplement every day between October and early March. This is especially important as many of us have been indoors more than usual this spring and summer.
You can get vitamin D from most pharmacies, as well as supermarkets and other retailers. You just need 10 micrograms a day – it's the same for the whole family.