New year new you – Stockport Council and its health partners are encouraging residents and their families to get healthy in the New Year!
It’s that time of year when, after overindulging a bit, we’re all thinking about getting some healthier habits. With the right support and motivation, you can make small changes to improve your health right away and double your chances of staying healthy as you get older.
Councillor Tom McGee, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Health said “January is a good time to take stock of your own and your family’s health, so why not make one New Year’s resolution to make 2017 healthier for you. Why not take the ‘How Are You’ Health quiz. It will help you identify action where it’s most needed. I have taken the Quiz myself and have decided to eat healthier and shed a few pounds in 2017.”
Dr Ranjit Gill, local GP and Chief Clinical Officer for NHS Stockport CCG “Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more alcohol than we should, smoking, or just not being active enough, all of these things add up and dramatically increase our chances developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease. It’s never too late to improve your health and making small changes now can have a huge impact on your health in the future and help prevent illness later in life.”