Healthy lifestyles

There are lots of simple steps you can take to keep yourself and your family healthy, including attending appointments for routine screening and staying up-to-date with all your vaccinations.

Keeping active, eating well and good weight management are key to a healthy lifestyle, along with cutting out smoking and reducing your alcohol intake. You can find more information and support on how to live a healthy lifestyle on the NHS Choices Live Well website.

Wandsworth Wellbeing

There are several lifestyle services available specifically to Wandsworth residents.

For adult men and women: Vouchers for up to 12 weeks of classes at a local Slimming World or Weight Watchers group. For adults who​ have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30kg/m2 or over (27.5 or over for people from a BAME background) and who have not self funded membership at a commercial weight management scheme in the last 6 months. Pregnancy exclusion applies.

For new mums: Free 12 week programme for post natal mums (up to 24 months), including energy boosting workouts and great nutritional tips.​

For toddlers and their families: Free 12-week, fun and friendly activity programme for children aged 2-5 years and their families, including fruit and veg chopping & tasting and nutritional based workshop for parents.

If you would like more information or to be referred to any of the above services please contact a Community Navigator on 020 8812 6700​​.

For men: Guys Get Active is a 10-week exercise programme for men, consisting of two football sessions per week and/or one virtual exercise session focusing on bodyweight circuit training. The courses cost £20 (£2 per week) and you can sign up by visiting www.enablelc.org/guysgetactive or contacting the team at activelifestyles@enablelc.org.

Free help, support, advice and access to stop smoking medications, including NRT. This is a free service for smokers who live, work or are registered with a GP based in the London Borough of Wandsworth.

Visit the Wandsworth Council Stop Smoking page for more information or to get support.

The service offers su​​pport and advice for people who have a health condition that could be treated by exercise. The programme is delivered in 7 local leisure and sport centre’s across Wandsworth. A specially trained exercise instructor will meet with you and discuss your condition, they will de​velop a programme for you lasting up to 12 weeks that will increase your confidence in the gym and fitness, and help with any specific medical issues or conditions. To access the programme book an appointment with your GP to discuss whether it would be suitable for you and they can refer you directly (referral is via your healthcare professional only at this time).

For more information please call 0208 875 5056

Active Lifestyles is a programme of low cost adult physical activity classes and sessions. Activities take place in community venues across the borough, and your first class is always free. The activities are perfect for people who want to start being more active, they include Tai Chi, Zumba, Pilates, swimming lessons, 50+ keep fit classes, and Kickboxing. No referral needed.

For more information please call 0203 959 0033 or email activelifestyles@enablelc.org

Walk4Life is Wandsworth’s Healthy Walk’s programme. These free walks take place weekly across the borough and are led by volunteers. No booking is needed, so just pop along and join us for a short walk followed by a cup of tea! No referral needed.

For more information please call 0208 871 6373 ​​