Staying Healthy

How to Lower Blood Pressure

Your diet, exercise levels and weight have a real effect on your blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure, you can start lowering blood pressure today by eating more healthily and being more active.


Be Well (The Big Life Group)

Life in the way of healthy living? Be Well is here to help you find a way to live and feel well whatever twists and turns life brings. We can even help you get on top of work, housing, family and money worries.

Be Well is here for people living in Central and South Manchester. For more information, speak to a member of staff at your GP Practice or get in touch using the methods below.

Telephone: 0161 470 7120


Zion & Kath Locke Centres

Community centres with activities, courses and classes including anxiety, depression and also self-harm weekly drop-in groups, hypnotherapy, massage, yoga, energy healing, Qigong and Reiki.

Zion Centre

Kath Locke Centre

Timetable of activities

Cholesterol -

View information on cholesterol, risk factors and treatments available to reduce the risk.

Cholesterol Information

NHS Couch to 5k

Find out more and download the nine-week set of Couch to 5K podcasts.


Mediterranean Diet -

View information on the Mediterranean Diet. The term ‘Mediterranean Diet’ describes a specific mix of dietary food ingredients, shown to promote health and long life in people.

Mediterranean Diet –

FREE NHS Health Checks in your community

NHS health checks are being offered to people aged between 40 and 74 in your community. The NHS health check is designed to spot the early signs of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and dementia. For more information please visit our NHS Health Checks page.


QIntervention enables you to work out your risk of diabetes, heart disease, or stroke over the next 10 years and show you how that risk could change with interventions such as stopping smoking, losing weight, lowering your blood pressure or taking cholesterol lowering medication. It also shows unintended effects of statins.


High Blood Pressure - Patient.Info

View information on High blood pressure (hypertension) symptoms, causes and if you need to lower your blood pressure.

High Blood Pressure Information

NHS Weekly Activity Guidance

View information on physical activity guidelines.


The Real Food Lifestyle for Weight Loss

View the free Real Food Lifestyle Patient Booklets for advice on weight loss.


Further Information

Please see our other sections:

Being Active
Diet and Weight
Mental Wellbeing
Stopping Smoking