How can I make myself healthier?

NHS Choices - Live Well

NHS Choices - Live Well 

Free information on over
100 health topics


Change 4 Life

  Change 4 Life 

  • Eat well
  • Move more
  • Live longer
Exercise and Fitness Advice

Exercise and Fitness

  • Exercise programmes
  • Podcasts
  • Couch to 5K
  Weight Loss Guide

Weight Loss Guide

  • Food and Diet
  • BMI calculator
  • Starting exercise
Drinking and Alcohol Advice

Drinking and Alcohol

  • Unit calculator
  • Tips on cutting down
  • Health risks
  Stop Smoking

Stopping Smoking

  • Tips for quitting
  • Cost calculator
  • Apps & widgets
Lets Talk

 Mental Health

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
   One You

 One You

How healthy are you?

Try the One You quiz

Local services for becoming healthier

Your local Council provides many services to help you become fitter and healthier. Follow the links below to see what services are available where you live:


Cheltenham   Gloucester  
 Tewkesbury   Stroud
Forest of Dean   Cotswolds


Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

The Healthy Lifestyles team can help you to lose weight, give up smoking and get more active. 

 Healthy Lifestyles Gloucestershire

Please visit to find out more 

Health related Apps for iPhone, iPad, Android

Health Apps Library Apps


NHS Choices Health Apps Library lists safe and trusted apps, reviewed by the NHS, to help you manage your health.

Some apps on the website include:


Isabel Symptom Checker
The Isabel Symptom Checker is a tool that enables the patient to find possible causes for single or multiple symptoms entered in every day language.


Zombies, Run! 5K Training
Zombies, Run! 5k Training is an 8-week training program and audio adventure for beginners that’ll improve your fitness so you can run a 5km distance.


Depression Calculator
Use this app to assess whether you may be depressed and make a tentative diagnosis of the severity of the depression.


Weightplan is the health and fitness community that can change your life. Created by some of the world’s top health and fitness experts, Weightplan is a highly valuable health, fitness and nutrition resource which provides professional expert advice to help you fulfil your health and fitness goals.


NHS 24 MSK Help - Advice on common muscle, back and joint problems:

  • Exercises and video clips to help you get moving safely
  • Information to help with Work – Working lives information
  • Reminders to do your exercises and/or attend any appointments
  • A log to keep a note of your progress


Health Promotions is a free service for health resources that lists apps for iPhone, Android and iPad.

Some apps on the website include:


Choose Better
This app is your guide to choosing the right NHS service if you become ill or injured. It will help you find local NHS services, explain what each service does and when it should be used.


Stress Tips
Stress Tips features advice audio clips from people who know what its like to feel stressed or anxious. Featuring tips from people from all walks of life, such as community activists, CEOs and celebrities, Stress Tips will help you feel at ease and like you’ve got a friend at hand whenever you need them.


Sat Fat Challenge
The 21-Day Sat Fat Challenge shows that making small changes to what you eat can help you cut down on saturated fat.


NHS Drinks Tracker - Cost: Free Use the official NHS Drinks Tracker to quickly calculate your drink units, keep track of your drinking and get personalised feedback. A great app if you want to cut down on your drinking.


Quite Smoking Cost: Free - The new NHS iPhone app to help you stop smoking. Get daily support, keep track of the number of days you’ve been smokefree and see how much money you’re saving.


NHS Direct Symptom Checker Cost: free - Get an assessment, info on your condition and advice on looking after yourself. Our NHS Direct app allows you to check your symptoms if you’re feeling unwell. You can get an assessment, information about your condition and advice on how to look after yourself.