If you would like some more information on healthy living, the following websites provide help and advice.

Eat Healthier

Food Standards Agency - helping you make healthier food choices

Five a Day - top tips for eating more fruit and veg

Cooking for One - For healthy recipes and advice on nutrition for single people who have not had many opportunities to learn how to cook

Alcohol - For more information on the effects of alcohol on women

Alcohol Focus Scotland - the national charity for alcohol issues

Community Food and Health Scotland - aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland is able to access a healthy diet in their communities. You’ll find their directory of community based food and health activity here

The Scottish Grocers Federation run a Healthy Living Programme which brings together participating convenience stores to increase the uptake of healthier products in local communities. Look out for the Take Life On display materials to signpost you to healthier choices. For more information visit -

Healthy Living LogoHealthyliving award – helping you to make better choices when eating out. Just look out for the green apple logo at food outlets which shows where healthier options are available.

Climate Change - find out how eating a healthy diet of food in season produced locally can help reduce carbon emissions. Health Checker – in association with NHS Choices As you shop online this tool offers you healthier swaps to choose from, comparing the cost of your trolley at any of the major online supermarkets – meaning that healthy eating is cheaper than ever!

Get Active

Active Nation - for ideas on how to get active and to find out what's available in your area

Paths to Health - get out and about with a walking group near you

Green Gyms - no lycra in sight, just fun outdoors

Girls on the Move - opportunities for young women to be more active

Junior jogscotland - provides a fun and simple way to get children active in Scotland through a range of games suitable for primary school aged children.


Diabetes UK - the charity for people with diabetes

NHS 24 - health information and self care advice for Scotland

Cancer Research UK - cancer news, statistics, science and health

British Heart Foundation - beating heart disease together

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland - aims to improve the quality of life for people living in Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions

Asda Health Matters - nutrition, health, lifestyle, nutritionist corner, podcasts

Wellbeing - the Steps for Stress website offers a self-help step by step guide, relaxation exercises, and signposts to various other services

Smoking - if you are a smoker thinking about giving up, there's lots of useful advice for you to choose from (DVDs, specialist smoking cessation groups/one-to-one, pharmacy support, nicotine replacement therapy, online interactive webchat support)
, or call Smokeline, the national free stop smoking helpline on 0800 84 84 84, or text QUIT to 83434