Blog: Tanya Tries NHS Food Scanner App
The NHS has launched a new scanner app which allows you to make healthier food swaps. In this blog, Tanya tries it out and shares her thoughts.
Making changes to what you eat or your activity levels can be life changing and there are lots of tools out there to help you reach your goals. Some people find using an app or digital resource a helpful source of motivation and support. Below you will find links to a range of online resources, websites and apps so that you can find the right ones for you. You can choose to use these by yourself, with the support of a friend or alongside other help that you are receiving.
If you are concerned about your weight or your health, it is important to seek advice from your GP before changing your eating or activity patterns.
NHS One You - guidance, resources and support for losing weight, moving more and eating well.
Free NHS Weight Loss Plan - a 12 week programme using a smartphone app focusing on healthier eating habits and being active.
Easy Meals - A free app with lots of inspiration for healthy meals, including a handy shopping list feature.
MyFitnessPal - a free food and activity tracker which can link with other popular fitness apps and provide support through an online forum & community.
Nutracheck - customisable food diary and exercise tracker which uses a database of over 300,000 UK food products and barcode scanning. This app has a fee.
Physical Activity Resources
NHS One You - Plenty of online resources here to help you incorporate more movement in your day.
Activity Alliance - Resources to support physical activity for disabled adults .
Active 10 - Free and easy walking tracking app that monitors your walking and supports you to increase the intensity to benefit your health.
Map My Run - Log any kind of workout and get feedback on duration, distance, pace and more.
Couch to 5K - Grab your trainers and follow the step-by-step audio instructions to get from the couch to running 5K in 9 weeks. You could work up to take part in a weekly Park Run in Guernsey.
Nike Training Club - A library of free workouts including flexibility, strength and cardio, ranging from 5 to 60 minutes and suitable for home, in the gym or outside.
This series of psychology talks from NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Weight Management are designed to help you learn skills and techniques that with practice can help you to cope with areas that can affect your weight management. Topics include overcoming your inner critic, motivation for weight loss, stress and taking control of over eating.
NHS One You - advice, practical tips and plenty of help and support if you're stressed, anxious, low or struggling to sleep.
Healthy Minds - a local service offering short-term therapeutic interventions for adults aged 17 plus who have mild to moderate anxiety and depression. Their website also links to other online resources.
Don't forget to also check out our Eat Well @ Home and Be Active @ Home pages for more ideas and support
The Health Improvement Commission for Guernsey and Alderney LBG offers these links as educational resources and not as endorsement. The Health Improvement Commission is not responsible for the content of the linked websites, or changes to them, and you should review the third party's terms and conditions, privacy and data protection policies.