Northamptonshire County Council’s Public Health team are launching a new campaign in January designed to improve the health and wellbeing of Northamptonshire residents.
Recent statistics show that there are a number of factors specifically affecting the health and wellbeing of individuals across the county, all of which can be improved through making small lifestyle changes.
The 'A change could do you good' campaign, aims to help members of the public to make simple lifestyle changes, which will have a positive impact on themselves or family members, thus contributing to better health and wellbeing outcomes.
The top ten issues affecting the health and wellbeing of the Northamptonshire population specifically include:
- Smoking rates
- Alcohol consumption
- Poor air quality
- Poor diet
- Low levels of physical activity
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- High blood glucose levels
- Mental health problems
'A change could do you good' aims to challenge the public to make simple changes to their lifestyle that will have a positive impact on one or more of these issues. For example, cutting out added sugar from meals can help reduce blood glucose levels as well as reducing obesity issues and improving diet.
The campaign will be delivered though the Council’s social media channels.
Director of Public Health Lucy Wightman said:
"Each day throughout January we will be sharing ideas of small changes that residents are invited to try. In February, people are invited to choose one or more of those changes and see if they can make it stick as part of their routine."
To take part in the campaign, no sign up is required, follow our Facebook page www.facebook.com/mycountycouncil or Twitter page on @mycountycouncil and try out a few different changes each day.