Current health initiatives

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Steady and strong

Steady and Strong classes are aimed at older adults who may be at risk of falling. The sessions are led by qualified Postural Stability Instructors who use evidence based exercises aimed at improving strength, balance, flexibility and the confidence and ability to carry out normal activities of daily living. Information is also provided on how to get up from the floor and coping techniques such as crawling and rolling while on the floor.

Find your nearest Steady and Strong class.

Smoking advice

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If you want to quit smoking or reduce your alcohol consumption there is help and useful information available.

Quit for life

Quitting smoking isn’t easy, but giving up greatly improves your own health as well as the health of those around you. Smoking causes extensive damage to your body and your second hand smoke can also cause problems for everybody else too. Not only does smoking damage your fertility, skin, teeth and energy levels it also makes a huge dent in your finances too!

There are a number of ways you can stop smoking for further information and support please visit smokefree Hampshire website or call 01264 563039 0800 772 3644 or text Quit to 66777.

Being active

The Healthier Families campaign provides you with a whole host of information you can use to improve your own health and the health of your family. From short 10-minute active game ideas for keeping the kids busy to healthy, affordable recipes.
Visit the Healthier Families website

Basingstoke Voluntary Action organise social walks of differing abilities to help you get moving while enjoying nature. You can join as a walker or organise your own walk as a volunteer.
Find more details and an up to date timetable on Wellbeing Walks with Basingstoke Voluntary Action (

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