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Diet & Exercise

A healthy, balanced diet will have an all-round positive affect on your health, especially alongside exercise.

A healthy, balanced diet will have an all-round positive affect on your health, especially alongside exercise.

Your lifestyle has a direct impact on your health, with diet and exercise being a key component of that.

Moving more and eating well will mean that you’re keeping your body in top condition, and are not only less likely to fall ill, but if you do, you will be in a better position to fight an illness.

Maintaining a healthy weight and exercising regularly will mean you feel brighter, full of energy and ready to tackle your day.

Tips for healthy eating and exercise

  • Eat at least 5 portions of different fruit and veg each day.
  • Meals should consist of 1/3 starchy foods, like brown rice or wholewheat pasta, as well as dairy, protein and a small amount of oil or fat.
  • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of fluid a day, ideally water, and try to avoid too many sugary or caffeinated drinks.
  • Try to exercise 3 times a week for 30 minutes. Walking to work and taking the stairs can also mean you stay active without it becoming a chore.

Members Directory

Find local support from organisations and healthcare experts

Slimming World: Twyn Community Hub

Support and Services

07939 264650

  • Get in touch with a local consultant about joining a new member session for support on your weight loss journey.

Weight Watchers Workshop: Dowlais Community Centre

Support and Services

WW Workshop @ Dowlais Community Centre, Station Road, Dowlais, CF48 3LP

  • Get weight loss support and resources at Dowlais Community Centre.

Charities & organisations

Local charities and organisations who you can reach out to.

British Nutrition Foundation

Charities and Organisations

020 7557 7930

  • Making healthy and sustainable diets accessible to all across the UK.

British Heart Foundation

Charities and Organisations

  • A guide to eating healthily to lower your risk of developing heart disease, gaining weight or having high blood pressure.

Change 4 Life

Charities and Organisations

  • Healthy recipe ideas, activities and diet management resources for the whole family.