For support to quit smoking, the local stop smoking service is Healthy Lifestyles Isle of Wight.
If you are not ready to quit smoking but would like more information on how to protect your family visit Smoke Free Families. They provide advice on how to make your home and car smoke free.
Adult Weight Management
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a system that helps assess if you are a healthy weight, based on calculations from your height and weight.
If you're overweight, losing weight has many health benefits. Making small, simple changes to your lifestyle can make a big difference.
- Check your BMI using the NHS online BMI calculator.
- You can download the free NHS Weight Loss Plan app from the NHS Better Health website. The 12 week plan helps you set weight loss goals, plan your meals, get more active and record your activity.
- Join your local MAN v FAT Football club and play small-sided football games against other men who also want to improve their health (there are some funded places available).
NHS Better Health - Healthier Families can help you and your family eat better and move more. This is where you will find the NHS food scanner app, to scan the barcodes of your family's favourite foods. Swipe to see the healthier options available, and make a swap next time you shop! You can also find recipes, activities and food facts here.
NHS 8 tips for healthy eating covers the basics of healthy eating and can help you make healthier choices.
Be more active
NHS Better Health includes tips on getting active for all.
- the downloadable 'Active 10 app';
- tailored advice for those living with a long term condition;
- home workout videos.
We are working in partnership with Energise Me to help residents find a wide range of activities happening on the Isle of Wight.
Get active Isle of Wight is a new activity calendar where you can find all kinds of active sessions across the Island, ranging from activities in local halls to sports sessions at your local club to exercise classes in your living room. There are helpful tips to get you started and stories about others that have benefited from getting active more often.
Exercise on referral
The Exercise on Referral scheme is operated by 1Leisure and Public Health. The Exercise on Referral programme is not a free service.
What is offered under the scheme membership
- Unlimited use of the 1Leisure facilities at Medina, The Heights and Westridge
- Advice on the best exercise to suit the patient’s needs and interests. For example: gym, swimming, fitness classes, circuit training, and more
- One-to-one support from a qualified instructor. (Number of one-to-ones will be dependent on instructor’s assessment of need)
- Free parking permit for the facilities
- Free gym induction
For the Exercise on Referral programme:
- There is a £10 joining fee
- 50% discount for the first three months. This discount is on normal and concessionary membership fees, but it is only available for those paying by direct debit.
- For membership fees and concessions please visit our 1Leisure website.
Please note: patients cannot self-refer. Please speak to a healthcare practitioner for more information.
Our sports unit provides advice on walking and cycling challenges and 'Isle be active'.