Health Challenge Torfaen
Welcome to Health Challenge Torfaen – what is it? I hear you ask.
Health Challenge Torfaen is a local way of promoting healthy lifestyles to everyone who lives and works in the County Borough. It provides information on improving health and maintaining good health.
Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to be expensive. Everyday activities such as taking the stairs instead of the lift, or walking to the shops rather than jumping into the car can make a big difference to your health. And you do not have to join an expensive health club or gym to improve your level of physical activity.
One key to living a healthier lifestyle is not to make too many changes at the same time. Achieving one change in your lifestyle is a huge success and will make a difference. For example, if you are a smoker and you give it up, you could add five years to your life expectancy. Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables, a day could add another three years. So making the effort is worth it - and you will feel better along the way too!
Health Challenge Torfaen builds on the Welsh Government Health Challenge Wales programme and encourages individuals to take some action to improve their own lifestyle & health. The aim of the site is to support individuals through advice, information, events and services and deliver this in the community rather than a health setting. The Health Challenge Torfaen website is currently under development and we hope to be able to provide you further information on the site soon.
For further information on local services and activities use the search engine within the Torfaen Council website.
Last Modified: 05/12/2018
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