The Eatwell Guide

What does the Eatwell Guide show? The Eatwell Guide divides the foods we eat into 5 main food groups, contained

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Energy drinks

Energy drinks are widely consumed in the UK, with many people using them to get a quick energy boost. However,

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Nutritional tips for medium and long distance walking events

Walking is a great way to get fitter and healthier and it can vary from a gentle stroll to a

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Walking – get started and stay motivated!

So, you want to take up walking? Well done on getting to this page for all the information you might

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Fibre – a vital ingredient for health

What is fibre and why do I need it? Fibre is only found in plant foods such as fruit, vegetables,

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Healthy eating during pregnancy

Eating a healthy, balanced diet is important at any time, but it’s particularly important if you’re pregnant or trying for

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Shop smarter – a guide to reading food labels

Pre-prepared food and drinks are great for convenience but can contain a lot more fat, sugar and salt than we

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Get cooking – helping towards a Healthier You!

Our research demonstrates that Get Cooking can help you improve your diet* without the need for faddy diets, so register

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Keep children water safe this summer

During the school holidays, and in particular in hot weather, increasing numbers of children put themselves at risk of drowning.

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Let’s Get Dudley Active

Dudley has launched it’s physical activity and sport strategy, with a simple ambition – to place Dudley on the map

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Eye Health

The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help

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Functional fitness – Gen-ex sessions

Description: As part of Dudley Councils commitment to fitness development we have recently developed Functional Fitness sessions across leisure centres

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Lets Get Moving

Description: Welcome to let’s get moving – this is your guide to help you make the change and get more

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Functional fitness sessions across the borough

Description: Functional fitness is a common buzzword in the fitness industry at the moment, and in Dudley there are a

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Exercise Referral – Exercising safely with a medical condition

Description: If you have a medical condition and you are worried about the effects of exercising, there are options available

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Physical Activity – the key facts

Description: Why should I be active? Building activity into your day will give you more energy, strengthen your joints and

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Nutrition and Older People

As our life expectancy steadily increases it is important that we adopt healthy lifestyle habits to ensure that any extra

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Salt and your Health

Eating too much salt leads to high blood pressure, or hypertension, also known as the ‘silent killer’. It gets this

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My 5 a day

The UK Department of Health and the World Health Organisation recommend that we should be eating at least five different

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The Essential Vitamin Guide

Description: Vitamins are needed by the body in only small quantities, however, they are vital for the body to function

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Monitoring Exercise Intensity Using Perceived Exertion

Description: Whatever reason we have to exercise. Whether it’s to stay healthy, lose weight or to improve fitness it’s important

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Understanding and Managing Your Cholesterol

Maintaining cholesterol at a safe level can help us to live healthier, longer lives.  High cholesterol levels are associated with

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6 Psychological Reasons Why You Should Exercise

Description: It’s a given that regular exercise can reap physical benefits, but being active also can help you psychologically. Here

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Get Fit on a Budget

Description: Getting fit on a budget Summer is on the way and your thinking of hitting the gym but can’t

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Hydration and your health

Your body is nearly two-thirds water so it’s really important that you get enough fluid to stay hydrated and healthy.

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Why Aerobic Activity is Important for Weight Loss

Whether your ultimate goal is to lose weight, reduce fat or just to improve fitness, regular aerobic activity can help

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Controlling sugar intake

There have been lots of news stories recently about the amount of sugar in food and the health effects of

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Importance of warming up and stretching

Warming up and stretching prior to exercising is important in many ways. A good warm up will gradually build up

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