New healthy living website for Calderdale
27 June, 2016
Calderdale gets a new Healthy Living website, built because residents said they wanted to know about all the ways to be healthy and more active in Calderdale in one place. The website promotes fun, free or cheap ways to get healthy in Calderdale and we plan to build on this even more in the future! Yorkshire Smokefree is delighted to be a part of this new scheme!
Visit the website today at http://healthy.livingcalderdale.co.uk/
Why was this website required?
The new website is vital in our communication efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in Calderdale and help encourage more activity in daily life. We know that not being active enough is a silent killer and research shows that we really need to act fast. Not only does being active help us avoid illness but it helps our local NHS and economy.
Some stats about Calderdale
- 32% of residents are rarely active, being regularly active can:
- Reduce risk of dementia and positively impact non vascular dementia
- Reduce risk of breast cancer by up to 20%
- Prevent 1 in 10 cases of stroke and HD in the UK
- Reduce and prevent depression – those that are inactive are more depressed than those that are inactive
- Cut one sickness day per person per year
- Being obese or overweight increases risk of developing serious diseases e.g. heart disease and cancers
- Over 20% of 4-5 year olds, over 30% of 10-11 year olds and over 67% of adults are overweight/obese (set to increase by 2020)
- Rising levels of childhood obesity affects children and young people short and long term mentally and physically
- Unhealthy lifestyles can lead to long term health conditions, placing demands on social care services
- Overweight and obesity related diseases cost the NHS in Calderdale an estimated £58.8 million in 2015 (estimated £53 million in 2007)
- Many are unclear about the frequency and level of physical activity required as adults and for their children
- Many are unclear about food, nutrition and portion sizes in addition to cultural differences in preparing food
Hope you like the new website - together we can get Calderdale healthier and happier!