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Kickstart your health

Healthy changes start with little changes. Whether you want to lose weight, get active or quit smoking, Better Health is here with lots of free tools and support. You can also find simple ways to lift your mood with Every Mind Matters.

There has never been a better time to kickstart your health. Let's do this!

Take care of your mind

Looking after your mind is just as important as looking after your body, but it can be easily overlooked.

Every Mind Matters has lots of expert advice and practical tips to help you stay on top of your mental wellbeing.

More ways to kickstart your health

If you want to improve other aspects of your wellbeing, we have more great free tools to support you:

NHS Weight Loss Plan

A 12-week plan to help you lose weight.

Couch to 5K app

A running app for absolute beginners.

Download the Couch to 5K app on the App Store
Download the Couch to 5K app on Google Play

Active 10 app

Track and build up your daily walks – start with 10 minutes every day!

Drink Free Days app

For the days you do not want to drink alcohol.

Download the Drink Free Days app on the App Store
Download the Drink Free Days app on Google Play

Easy Meals app

Meal ideas, recipes, cooking tips.

Food Scanner app

Find out what's really in your food and drink.

Download the Food Scanner app on the App Store
Download the Food Scanner app on Google Play

BMI calculator

Check your body mass index (BMI).

Check your BMI

How Are You? quiz

Get tips on looking after your health.

Take the quiz

Get your health score

Take the How Are You? quiz

Complete our free quiz today to get your health score, along with personalised advice and simple tips for healthier living.

Do you know your heart age?

If you are over 30, the Heart Age Test tells you your heart age compared with your real age.

Take the short test now to see how your lifestyle choices affect your heart age, and learn how to reduce your risk of cardiovascular diseases through diet and exercise.

Why you need vitamin D

It's that time of year when we cannot make enough vitamin D from sunshine.

To keep bones and muscles healthy, it's best to take a vitamin D supplement every day between October and early March.

Supplements are available from most pharmacies, supermarkets and other retailers. Just 10 micrograms a day is all you need – it's the same for kids and adults.