Extra Life Health Tips

Get active!

Benefits of regular physical activity, top tips for getting more active, how much exercise you really need and NHS Discount on gym memberships!

Eat a healthy diet

Eight top tips for a healthy balanced diet! A healthy balanced diet contains a variety of foods including plenty of fruit and vegetables, plenty of starchy foods such as wholegrain bread, pasta and rice, some protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs and lentils and some dairy foods...

Look After Your Mental Health

Around one in four of us will be affected in some way by mental illness. Here's our top tips on managing stress and getting a good night's sleep.


If you regularly drink more than the recommended daily amount it can cause health risks that you can’t see. Find out more about recommended limits and ways to reduce the amount you are drinking.

Stop Smoking Services

Stopping smoking is the biggest single thing you can do to improve your health and the health of others around you who are exposed to second hand smoke.

NHS Health Checks

If you're aged 40 to 74 and live in Middlesbrough or Redcar and Cleveland you could be eligible for a free Healthy Heart Check.

Long-term Conditions

We often consult our GPs when symptoms have been present for some time, resulting in late diagnosis of potentially life threatening diseases. Here's 10 symptoms you should never ignore.

Women's Health

There have been a lot of advances in women's health particularly in relation to breast and cervical screening programmes and most recently with the introduction of the HPV vaccine.

Men's Health

Useful links to more information on men's health and wellbeing including testicular cancer and prostate cancer.