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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

This factsheet is for people who have age-related macular degeneration or who would like information about it.

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Benefits of exercise

Regular exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. People who lead an active life are less likely to get ill and more likely to live longer. Exercise not only makes you physically fitter, it also improves your mental health and general sense of wellbeing.

It’s important that physical activity is a part of life for children, adults and older people.

It doesn’t have to be a vigorous workout – you can find ways to fit being active into your daily routine, such as walking.

If you have never done exercise or haven’t done any for a while, it’s easy to get started.

Physical activity is key for maintaining a healthy body weight and it’s even beneficial during pregnancy.

However, make sure you take steps to stay injury free and remember that nutrition and hydration also play an important role.
 
Eating the correct nutrients provides the fuel you need to exercise and drinking fluids helps to prevent dehydration.

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Hearing loss

This factsheet is for people who have hearing loss, or who would like information about it.

Hearing loss can be temporary or permanent and can affect all age groups. Ageing, ear infections and loud noises all cause hearing loss

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High cholesterol

This factsheet is for people who have high cholesterol, or who would like information about it.

Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) made by the body. It's essential for good health and is found in every cell in the body. However, having a high level of certain types of cholesterol in the blood (hypercholesterolaemia) can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Looking after your heart

This factsheet is for people who are concerned about heart problems and would like information about how to look after their heart.

The heart is designed to last a lifetime. Making sure you follow a healthy lifestyle with the right diet and regular exercise can help keep your heart healthy throughout your life.

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