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General Well Being

Health and lifestyle advice

This page will give you information on maintaining your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Useful advice

Are falls a problem?

As people get older, keeping active can help them remain independent for as long as possible. Improving strength and balance can prevent falls and keep people from slowing down, so that they can keep living More…

Persistent pain? - the Pain Toolkit can hep.

The Pain ToolkitFor people who live with persistent pain A persistent pain problem can be difficult to understand and manage on an everyday basis. The Pain Toolkit is a simple More…

Persistent health condition? Self Care toolkit can help.

The Self Care Toolkit is for people who live with persistent health conditions such as arthritis or diabetes.  This self-management toolkit is a simple information booklet that could provide you More…

Have you thought about walking more?

Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier. It's underrated as a form of exercise but walking is ideal for More…

I think I am losing my hearing - what should I do?

Acknowledging that you might have hearing loss and accepting that you may need to take action is an important step, but remember that there is plenty of help and support available. More…

Am I losing my hearing?

The RNID website hase some pointers that might indicate you are losing your hearing.

Support for disability sports

There are several organisations working towards improved accessibility of sports for disabled people at every level. Active Gloucestershire Disability Sport section provides you with all the information you need to More…

Why is my hearing going?

Hearing loss is very common. It is estimated that more than one in seven people have some degree of hearing loss – that's over 9 million people in the UK More…

Need a hearing aid?

One in 10 adults in the UK would benefit from wearing hearing aids – that’s four million people – yet only one person in 30 does. If you are losing More…

Tinnitus - what can I do about it?

The RNID information on tinnitus tells you all about tinnitus, how to manage it and what the RNID are doing about it. You will find details on what tinnitus is, what it sounds like, More…

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