For many of us, September is the start of a new routine – whether that’s children going back to school, returning to the office from working at home or getting ready for the autumn months.

This week is Know your Numbers week – do you know your blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar levels or Body Mass Index (BMI) number? If the answer is no, now is the time to find out and start to introduce some positive habits into your life.

Did you know?

Around a third of adults in the UK have high blood pressure – more than five million people are unaware of this and their increased risk of potentially fatal health conditions
17.9 million people die from cardiovascular diseases globally – this is predicted to rise to nearly 23 million by 2030
67% of men and 60% of women are classed as overweight or obese in the UK
There are over 200 different types of cancers and at least one third of these are preventable by living a healthier lifestyle

Know your Numbers Factsheet

It’s important to keep your numbers within a healthy range, lowering your risk of disease. Discover how to find out what your numbers are and tips to support a healthy lifestyle in this factsheet.

Seven Day Challenge to a healthy heart

Start looking after your heart with our ‘One Week to Better Healthy Heart’ challenge. Small steps can make a big difference.

Suicide Prevention Day – 10 September

This Friday, 10 September is World Suicide Prevention Day – keep your eyes out on your emails on Friday for more on this important topic.

Your health, wellbeing and happiness come first – it’s time to take action.

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