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Foot problems and the podiatrist

A podiatrist or chiropodist can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions. What does a podiatrist do? Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and…

Fun with less risk

You can be intimate without going all the way or putting yourself at risk of pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Having sex doesn't always involve penetration. Kissing, touching and holding each other can give you a lot of pleasure. Doing anything sexual with your…

Funding care

Care and support services in England have never been free. Most people have to pay something towards their own care and some will have to pay for all of the costs. Your local authority (council) may cover some or all of the cost of care…

Gay health: access to healthcare

As a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender person you are entitled to exactly the same standards of care as heterosexual people in the NHS. Your rights are now clearly stated in the NHS Constitution, which all NHS organisations have to comply with. It's a good idea…

Gay health: the issues

If you're gay, lesbian or bisexual, by being aware of your health risks and having relevant health checks, you can stay healthy and reduce your risk of illness. Gay men, lesbians and bisexual people have the same health needs as straight people. However, research shows that…

Get active your way

There are many ways busy mums and dads, families, young people, office workers and older adults can build physical activity into their lives. Being physically active is easier than you think, especially if you make activity part of your daily routine. The amount of activity you need…

Get fit for free

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active.   Click on the following links to explore new ways and places to exercise for free. Walk everywhere Free running podcast Strength and Flex workout Cycle to work Stair climbing Park…

Get fit with Strength and Flex

Not active? Out of shape? Then the Strength and Flex workout plan is for you! Find out how this five-week plan will help you get up and moving, and improve your health and wellbeing. What is the plan? The Strength and Flex plan is a five-week…

Get healthy as a family

Any changes to your child's diet and lifestyle are much more likely to be accepted if they involve the whole family. Use these 10 tips to help the whole family embrace a healthier lifestyle: 1. Eat at the table together - studies show families who…

Get running with Couch to 5K

Taking up running can seem like a scary prospect, especially if you feel out of shape or unfit. NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5K in just 9 weeks. What is Couch to 5K? Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners.…
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