About Healthy Peterborough
Healthy Peterborough will help residents prevent and tackle common health problems and live healthier for longer
On this website you will find medically proven information and advice on how to kick poor health into touch, by making simple lifestyle changes. Each month the campaign will focus on a different health issue, starting in March with heart health.
Councillor Diane Lamb, cabinet member for public health said: "Improving the lives of all our residents and tackling the health issues that they face is one of the council's biggest priorities. This is why we are proposing to maintain the amount of money we spend on public health, despite a ten per cent cut in the grant the government gives us to provide these services.
"But we can't help people unless they're willing to help themselves. We know that people are busy and may not feel they have the time to eat healthily or exercise, but it's the small changes that matter. It could be as simple as upping your fruit and vegetable intake or walking to the shops instead of driving. Even the smallest changes could have a big impact on your health and ultimately your life expectancy."
Residents can find also follow health tips on the Healthy Peterborough Facebook page and Twitter @HealthyPboro.
Dr Liz Robin, Director of Public Health for Peterborough City Council, said: "We understand that it can be confusing for people to know what a healthy diet looks like or the best way to exercise, as there is so much conflicting information out there.
"We want to give local people trustworthy and medically proven advice on how to stay healthier for longer. By making simple changes, such as eating less fat or doing 30 minutes of brisk walking five times a week, people can make a big difference to their own health and increase their overall life expectancy."
Other health issues to be covered as part of Healthy Peterborough in the coming months include smoking, mental illness, alcohol intake and stroke awareness.
The Healthy Peterborough campaign is led by Peterborough City Council, and supported by Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Local Pharmaceutical Committee and Public Health England.