Check your body's most important systems are all running smoothly; find tips on making healthy choices and caring for yourself.

You can help yourself to stay healthy by having an awareness of your general health and taking steps to reduce the risk of developing problems in the future. Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life.

How are you?

With just a few insightful but simple questions, this One You health quiz provides personalised information to help you review your lifestyle and make some healthy changes.

Take the How Are You? quiz

How Are You is for over 18s only and is only designed to point you in the right direction. It's not a medical assessment - if you're worried about your health you should speak to a health professional.

Free NHS health check

If you're aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, ask your GP about the NHS Health Check, a free five-yearly mid-life MOT to identify those at risk of serious, but potentially avoidable, conditions such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia.

How healthy is your heart?

Use this NHS tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age.

Check your heart age

Anyone over 30 can use the tool, even if you don't know your blood pressure and cholesterol. However, without these numbers, your result will be an estimate and we recommend you get tested to get an accurate result. 

You can find your local British Heart Foundation heart support group here or call the Heart Helpline on 0300 330 3311.

Weight management

District and borough council programmes support overweight and obese adults to lose weight and sustain their weight loss. You can find more information on our weight management programmes here.

Living well - reducing isolation in our communities

To help reduce loneliness and isolation, and to help people live independently for as long as possible, our new Living Well team work with individuals (and their carers) to help people access their local community, and support them in self-care, and finding their own solutions to their health and wellbeing goals. You can find out about Living Well here.

Additional information from NHS Choices

See the NHS Choices pages below for more information on self-care:

Other useful sources of information

  • Self Management UK - self-management programmes for long-term conditions
  • Angina: Anginaplan.org.uk - a self-management plan for people with stable chronic angina
  • Arthritis: Arthritis Care UK - self-management information
  • Asthma: Asthma UK - living with asthma
  • Diabetes: DAFNE - a skills-based education programme in which people with type 1 diabetes learn how to adjust insulin to suit their free choice of food
  • Healthtalkonline lets you share in more than 2,000 people's experiences of over 60 health-related conditions and illnesses. You can watch or listen to videos of the interviews, read about people's experiences and find reliable information about conditions, treatment choices and support

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