Wensum Valley Medical Practice

46 Earlham Centre West, Norwich, NR5 8AD Sorry, we're closed

Adelaide Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 4JL (Sat nav - NR2 4JJ) Sorry, we're closed

Bates Green, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8YT Sorry, we're closed

NHS

Appointments & General Enquiries for all sites: 01603 250660

Lifestyle Advice

HEALTHY EATING

When cooking use polyunsaturated oils such as sunflower. Measure the amount you use with a tablespoon, that way you can see how much you are using then gradually reduce it.

When cooking meat, trim off excess fat and skim off any fat that settles on the top of food.

Eat more vegetables as they provide more fibre which help satisfy your appetite. They also provide a wide range of nutrients and have fewer calories than meat. Try to eat less red meat and have fish or chicken instead. Change from full cream milk to skimmed or semi-skimmed. Try to avoid the hidden fat in things like pastries, cakes, biscuits and processed foods like burgers and sausages.

EXERCISE MORE

The benefits of exercise are well established and there are simple ways you can increase your activity levels.

  • Take the stairs not the escalator
  • Park a little further from work and walk
  • Leave the car at home, take the bus, you will walk more
  • Take up a sport
  • Join a local walking group

Before starting any new exercise programme, if you have any concerns, please consult your doctor.

GIVING UP SMOKING

Most smokers would like to stop but find it difficult. Some of the risks from smoking are:

  • Cancer
  • Heart and arterial disease (heart attack, stroke, amputation)
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Ulcers

Please speak to one of the Practice Nurses for advice or ask for the tel number of the smoking cessation service.  With support you stand a better chance of giving up smoking.

SENSIBLE DRINKING

A small amount of alcohol does you no harm, but more than that can damage your health.

Alcohol is measured in units, 1 unit is equivalent to:

  • Half a pint of beer
  • A small glass of wine
  • A pub single measure of spirits

Please stay healthy and drink sensibly. For men, aim to drink no more than 14 units a week and for women no more than 12 units a week.

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West Earlham

  • Monday
    8.00am-6.00pm
  • Tuesday
    8.00am-6.00pm
  • Wednesday
    8.00am-6.00pm
  • Thursday
    8.00am-6.00pm
  • Friday
    8.00am-6.00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Adelaide Street

  • Monday
    9.00am-5.00pm
  • Tuesday
    9.00am-5.00pm
  • Wednesday
    9.00am-5.00pm
  • Thursday
    9.00am-5.00pm
  • Friday
    9.00am-5.00pm
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED

Bates Green Centre

  • Monday
    Please call
  • Tuesday
    Please call
  • Wednesday
    Please call
  • Thursday
    Please call
  • Friday
    Please call
  • Saturday
    CLOSED
  • Sunday
    CLOSED