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steth_booksWe all know that looking after yourself is probably the most important aspect of health care. Taking regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, avoiding cigarettes, excess alcohol and obesity are all very important.

Smoking

We strongly advise our patients to avoid smoking but we do not in any way discriminate against smokers. If you need help to stop smoking then please discuss this with your doctor, nurse or Health Visitor who will give you more details regarding Smokestop Clinics and available help. Smokestop Groups contact Bournemouth Smokestop on 436866.

Alcohol

The current recommended maximum “healthy” intake of alcohol is 21 units/week for a man, or 14 units/week for a woman. (1 unit = half a pint of beer or 1 glass of wine or 1 single measure of spirits).

Exercise

We advise exercise sufficient to cause mild breathlessness for 20 minutes 3 times a week.

Diet

Avoid crash diets. Instead try to develop a healthy eating pattern that avoids weight gain, is high in fibre and low in sugars and animal fats.

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