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Health promotion

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Healthy ageing is about "optimising opportunities for good health, so that you can take an active part in society and enjoy an independent and high quality of life” (Swedish Institute of Public Health 2006: Healthy Ageing - A Challenge for Europe)

Ageing doesn’t necessarily lessen your ability to play an active part in society and enjoy a good quality of life. Through our information pages and publications we hope to give you information that will enable you to make informed choices about your health and play an active role in managing your health and wellbeing. There is no one secret to healthy ageing, just a few simple positive lifestyle changes can make healthy ageing a reality for you.

  • Falls

    There are many reasons why the risk of falls and fractures increases with age, including weaker bones and muscles and being less mobile.
  • Shingles and you

    One in four people will get shingles in their lifetime. Almost all adults in the UK have had chickenpox. Shingles is caused by the same virus as chickenpox, the varicella zoster virus. The virus can reactivate later in life to cause shingles.

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