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Modern life makes it hard to be healthy

Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you.

Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it’s not easy in our busy lives – tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us.

The good news is making a start on small changes now can improve your health straightaway. One You Islington offers information and links to other websites and local services which can help you improve your health and wellbeing.

Find out more about public health in Islington

Islington Council aims to help people to adopt and maintain a more healthy way of life, and we work to reduce health inequalities across the borough.

The Islington Evidence Hub is for anyone interested in finding out more about Islington and its population. You will find information about housing, crime, education, employment and the economy in Islington as well as the current and future health, wellbeing and social care needs.

Get in touch

If would like to make any comments, compliments or complaints about a service funded by Islington Council, please contact the service directly in the first instance. However, if you are not satisfied with the response and want to escalate your concerns to the council.

Find information on how to make a comment, compliment or complaint about a council service.

Or if you would like to contact Public Health directly with your feedback, please email CIPHAdmin@islington.gov.uk.