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Womens Health & Mens Health

Women's Health

Please click the link below to access the NHS Choices website, for a comprehensive guide on your pregnancy

NHS Choices - Pregnancy Information

 

For information and guidence on the different methods of Contraception available please click on the links below to access the patient leaflets.

your-guide-to-contraception.pdf

long-acting-reversible-contraception-your-guide.pdf

 

Please access the link below for more information on Female and Male Sterilisation

male-and-female-sterilisation-your-guide.pdf

 

Please click on the link below for more information on the National Cervical Screening Programme

Cervical_Screening_The_Facts.pdf

 

To access more information on the National Breast Screening Programme for Women along with advice and guidence on how to be aware of changes in your breasts please click the links below

NH S_Breast_Screening.pdf

Breast_Awareness.pdf

 

For more information on Menopause and its symptoms and guidence on HRT please click the link below

Menopause_and_HRT.pdf

 


Men's Health

To access a comprehensive information source covering various issues in Men's health please click the link below

MaleHealth Website

 

For information on Male and Female sterilisation please click the link below

male-and-female-sterilisation-your-guide.pdf

 

For a guide on how to spot the signs of Testicular Cancer and advice on how to be aware of changes to your testicles please click on the link below

Detecting_Testicular_Cancer.pdf

 

Please click the link below to access information on Contraception

male-and-female-condoms-your-guide.pdf

 

 


Healthy Eating

 

Eat 5 portions of fresh fruit and vegatables every day- why?

Because fruit and veg are high in fibre, rich in vitamins and minerals, low in calories and filling so help with weight control and good for adding colour and variety to your diet.

 

Reduce how much fat you eat- why?

Because all types of fat are high in calories and so add to weight gain, some fats can increase blood cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart and circulation problems.

 

Try to eat oily fish- why?

Because oily fish is high in polyunsaturated fatty acid which is good for the heart.

 

Reduce the amount of salt you eat- why?

Because reducing the salt in your diet can prevent and lower blood pressure.

 

 

Smokefree

 

Quitting smoking dramatically increases your chances of living a longer life. It takes just 20 minutes for your body to start healing once you quit smoking, repairing the damage done by all those years smoking.

 

Carterknowle and Dore run free weekly smoking support clinics; this service offers patients all the support they will need when they are ready to quit. It is staffed with expert NHS professionals who'll help you understand why you smoke and create a plan to help you stop.

Please contact our receptionists for more information or to arrange an appointment.

 

 

Physical Activity

 

Physical Activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle; please see below for some helpful guidance on maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle for patients aged 65 and over and those aged between 19-64 years.

 

Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults aged 65 and over

 

How much physical activity do adults aged 65 and over need to do to keep healthy?

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

Or

  • 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity such as running or a game of singles tennis every week and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

Or

  • An equivalent mix of moderate and vigorous activity every week and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

 

What counts as moderate-intensity aerobic activity?

  • Walking fast
  • Water aerobics
  • Ballroom and line dancing
  • Riding a bike on level ground or with a few hills
  • Playing doubles tennis
  • Pushing a lawn mower
  • Canoeing
  • Volleyball

 

What counts as vigorous-intensity aerobic activity?

  • Jogging or running
  • Aerobics
  • Swimming fast
  • Riding a bike on hills
  • Playing singles tennis
  • Playing football
  • Hiking uphill
  • Energetic dancing
  • Martial arts

 

What counts as muscle-strengthening activity?

  • Muscle strengthening exercises are counted in repetitions and sets. A repetition in one complete movement of an activity, like lifting a weight or doing a sit-up. A set is a group of repetitions.
  • For each activity, try to do 8-12 repetitions in each set. Try to do at least 1 set of each muscle-strengthening activity. You’ll get even more benefits if you do 2 or 3 sets.
  • There are many ways you can strengthen your muscles, whether at home or in the gym. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include: carrying or moving heavy loads; yoga; lifting weights; resistance exercises (push-ups or sit-ups); heavy gardening (digging or shovelling) or activities that include stepping or jumping (dancing).

 

Preventing falls:

  • Older adults at risk of falls, such as people with weak legs, poor balance and some medical concerns, should do exercises to improve balance and co-ordination on at least two days a week. These could include yoga, tai chi and dancing.

Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults aged 19- 64

 

How much physical activity do adults aged 19-64 need to do to keep healthy?

  • At least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

Or

  • 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic activity such as running or a game of singles tennis every week and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

Or

  • An equivalent mix of moderate and vigorous activity every week and muscle strengthening activities on 2 or more days a week that work all major muscle groups.

 

What counts as moderate-intensity aerobic activity?

  • Walking fast
  • Water aerobics
  • Ballroom and line dancing
  • Riding a bike on level ground or with a few hills
  • Playing doubles tennis
  • Pushing a lawn mower
  • Hiking
  • Skateboarding
  • Rollerblading
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

 

What counts as vigorous-intensity aerobic activity?

  • Jogging or running
  • Aerobics
  • Swimming fast
  • Riding a bike on hills
  • Playing singles tennis
  • Playing football
  • Playing rugby
  • Skipping rope
  • Playing hockey
  • Martial arts
  • Gymnastics

 

What counts as muscle-strengthening activity?

  • Muscle strengthening exercises are counted in repetitions and sets. A repetition in one complete movement of an activity, like lifting a weight or doing a sit-up. A set is a group of repetitions.
  • For each activity, try to do 8-12 repetitions in each set. Try to do at least 1 set of each muscle-strengthening activity. You’ll get even more benefits if you do 2 or 3 sets.
  • There are many ways you can strengthen your muscles, whether at home or in the gym. Examples of muscle-strengthening activities include: carrying or moving heavy loads; yoga; lifting weights; resistance exercises (push-ups or sit-ups); heavy gardening (digging or shovelling) or activities that include stepping or jumping (dancing).
  • Clubs, Groups and Activities in the Local Area
  • With the support of the Patient Participation Group the practice has created a leaflet including information on groups and clubs in the local area.
  • Local Clubs, Groups and Activites Leaflet
  • Other Tips for Healthy Living
  • Don't smoke
  • Be more active
  • Maintain a healthy weight and body shape
  • Choose fruit as a snack
  • Include wholegrain foods in your daily diet
  • Cut down your sugar intake
  • Limit your alcohol
  • For more detailed advice you can look on the following or pick up leaflets at the practice
  • org.uk
  • uk/5aday
  • uk/change4life
  • uk/smokefree
  • Drinkline 0800 917 8282 (25 hour support)
  • Smokefree 0800 169 0169 (weekday 9am-8pm, weekend 11am-5pm)

 



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