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Healthy Start-Thriving Kirklees

A healthy diet during pregnancy is important for both the mother and the development and growth of the unborn baby. Good nutrition during pregnancy and in early childhood helps prepare for healthy adulthood and can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease and some cancers. If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be […]

Stoptober 2023

‘WHEN YOU STOP SMOKING, GOOD THINGS START TO HAPPEN’ Stoptober is back, calling on smokers in England to join the 2.5 million others who have made a quit attempt with the campaign since it first launched. Over 5 million adults in England still smoke, and it remains the biggest behavioural cause of preventable illness and death, with 64,000 deaths a year. […]

Get Some Balance Into Your Life

Balance – The ability to maintain posture if your centre of gravity is perturbed.  Balance is not a magic skill that you either have or don`t have. Rather it is a changeable state to the capacity your body has as it interacts with the physical world around it. Your mood, energy levels, clothing, footwear and the environment will all influence your […]

Join the Auntie Pam’s Team and Become a Volunteer

Becoming a Volunteer Join the Auntie Pam’s Team and become a volunteer. If you think you would like to volunteer at Auntie Pam’s in Dewsbury or Huddersfield, or would like more information call 01484 414775 to speak to one of the team or email auntiepams@kirklees.gov.uk and ask for an application form. You can also download a form. You don’t need any […]

Queer As Smoke

Kirklees Wellness Service has teamed up with the Queer as Smoke campaign Queer as Smoke | The Brunswick Centre to support LGBTQ+ smokers. This campaign was launched by the local charity the Brunswick Centre as part of its work to raise awareness among the community and service providers. The campaign is visible across social media and targeted work at local LGBTQ+ […]

Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition that causes a person’s blood sugar level to become too high. It can happen when your body does not produce enough insulin or the insulin it produces isn’t effective. Or, when your body cannot produce any insulin at all. Diabetes is a complicated condition and there are many different types of diabetes. The main types are Type […]

‘’Hi! Are you alright?’’

As Yorkshire folk I think this is probably our most frequently used greeting when we meet friends and family, but how often do we ask this of ourselves? As a nation we have endured years of change, adaptation, anxiety and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent cost of living crisis. For many, some of the changes to everyday […]

How can Physical Activity help you sleep?

Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge, leaving you refreshed and alert when you wake up. Healthy sleep also helps the body remain healthy and staves off diseases. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can impair your abilities and reduce the ability to concentrate, think clearly and process memories. Most adults require between 7-9 hours and children and […]

The Male Menopause

When the word menopause is mentioned, we mainly think of how it affects women, but many males encounter the Male menopause which is also known as the ‘andropause’. At times it is made light of as “mid-life crisis but it is very real. The male menopause is when age-related changes (age 50 or older) occur in male hormone levels. The same […]

What is Obesity?

The term obesity is used to describe a person who is very overweight and carrying a lot of excess body fat. This can in turn impair health and increases the risk of other health conditions developing. The most widely used method to check if you’re a healthy weight is by using the body mass index (BMI). BMI is a measure of […]

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