Our health is affected by a wide variety of factors, from the genes that we inherit from our parents to the climate we live in and the work we do.
But there is a growing body of scientific evidence that shows our lifestyles play a huge part in how healthy we are.
From what we eat and drink, to how much exercise we take, and whether we smoke or take drugs, all will affect our health, not only in terms of life expectancy, but how long we can expect to live without experiencing chronic disease.
Taking control of your health may seem daunting, particularly for those of us who are trying to change what may be the habit of a lifetime, like smoking. But simple changes, like eating more fruit and vegetables, cutting down on alcohol and taking regular exercise, can and will help you to look and feel better, now and in the future, whatever your age.
In these pages you will find information about alcohol, information about smoking, advice on healthy eating and help on getting active.