The Health Improvement
Team at Cheshire East Council promotes healthy living and
aims to improve safety, health and wellbeing of people in their
communities, to reduce inequalities in health and to prevent ill
For more information on healthy living please visit NHS
Choices healthy living section. This includes
sections on 115 popular topics as well as sections for babies and
children, men and women.
Determinants of Health
The following determinants were recognised in “Our Healthier
Nation” in 1998 as factors that affect people’s health:
- Fixed factors e.g. age, sex, genetics
- Social and economic circumstances e.g. poverty, unemployment,
social exclusion, crime
- Environment e.g. air quality, water quality, housing, working
- Lifestyle e.g. diet, physical exercise, smoking, alcohol,
sexual health, drugs
- Access to services e.g. health, social services, transport,
Therefore the factors that can affect our health include a
variety of lifestyle choices that we need to make as individuals.
The lifestyle choices we make as individuals can also affect our
How to stay healthy
A healthy lifestyle can include eating a healthy diet and
taking part in exercise. More information is available on the
Cheshire East website regarding local leisure,
culture and tourism which give details of local
leisure centres and libraries.
However exercise does not have to be in a leisure centre and you
may prefer to know where there is more information on
walking or where you can access free maps of local
The links below will take you to information that
can assist you in making the right decision regarding some of
your lifestyle choices at home, at work and during leisure
More Information can also viewed on the following links to
The Great Swapathon is a
fun activity from Change4Life
to help you and your family make small, simple changes to eat well,
move more and live longer.
It’s easy, fun, free and tailored to you or your family.
- InfoLink – Provides you with support and
access to services that can support your health and wellbeing.
Click on the link and access a wide range of information on the
different services that can help you.