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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!

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 Weight Loss Plan

A 12-week plan to help you lose weight.

Couch to 5K app

A running app for absolute beginners.

Download the Couch to 5K app on the App Store
Download the Couch to 5K app on Google Play

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.

Download the Drink Free Days app on the App Store
Download the Drink Free Days app on Google Play

Easy Meals app

Meal ideas, recipes, cooking tips.

Food Scanner app

Find out what's really in your food and drink.

Download the Food Scanner app on the App Store
Download the Food Scanner 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

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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.