Healthy lifestyles

Stop smoking

For support to quit smoking, the local stop smoking service is Smokefree Island.

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

National Support

Local Support

Healthy eating

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.

It includes:

  • the downloadable 'Active 10 app' and 'Couch to 5K app'
  • tailored advice for those living with a long term condition;
  • home workout videos.

Get Active

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 four 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.

Sports unit

Our sports unit provides advice on walking and cycling challenges and 'Isle be active'.