Your health & local services

Healthy eating and lifestyle

Even small changes to your daily routines, leisure activities and eating habits can make a big difference to the health and well-being of your whole family.

Increased physical activity, maintaining healthy weight and eating a balanced diet can not only prevent illness but improve your mood, confidence, sleep and concentration.

If you’d like to get more exercise and change the way you eat, you’ll find lots of advice and information online and at South Gloucestershire Council.

Information on fitness and healthy eating

Local support

Walking for Health project

Walking for Health provides group walks for people of all ages and a range of walking abilities led by volunteers.

Walking for Health


This innovative weight-management service helps patients lose weight, shape up and improve their overall health and wellbeing. Lifeshape is run in partnership with South Gloucestershire Council, Weight Watchers, the Circadian Trust and local doctors and nurses. You must be referred by your GP.

Lifeshape weight management

Recreational running

RunTogether is an official England Athletics recreational running project, which encourages more people to run, regardless of your age, fitness level, aspiration or background.

There are loads of groups across the country which are all supervised by qualified and approachable leaders. Visit the RunTogether website to search for your nearest group by postcode.


If you're loking for inspiration to start running, take a look at the Couch to 5K plan on NHS Choices.

You can also find out about local opportunities and advice on the South Gloucestershire County Council website.