This section covers lifestyle and behaviours factors among adults in Hull including local strategic need and service provision. This includes information relating to Alcohol Consumption, Diet and Nutrition, Drug Misuse, Gambling, Healthy Weight, Physical Activity, and Smoking including e-cigarettes. Further information relating to lifestyle behaviours among children and young people is given under Lifestyle Factors within Children and Young People. Information on lifestyle behaviour was also collected within Hull’s Health and Wellbeing Surveys and full reports are available under Surveys within Tools and Resources. Further information on the guidelines and definitions used in relation to alcohol consumption, healthy weight and physical activity can be found within the Glossary under Tools and Resources.
Whilst general socio-economic, cultural and environmental conditions determine health and wellbeing, the way individuals choose to live their lives in terms of healthy or unhealthy lifestyles and behaviours can also have a dramatic effect on health and wellbeing. The association between health and wellbeing, and these behavioural and lifestyle factors is complex. Whilst these behavioural and lifestyle factors influence health and wellbeing and increase the risk of numerous diseases and medical conditions, poor health and wellbeing can also increase the likelihood of having an unhealthy lifestyle. For example, it is well known that people with poor mental health are much more likely to smoke and have unhealthier lifestyles, which exacerbates their poor mental and physical health.
Furthermore, mental health can also influence physical health, and physical health can also influence mental health. This can further influence behavioural and lifestyle factors as well as affecting other important areas of life such as educational and future employment opportunities, because of physical disabilities, stress, confidence, motivation, etc.
This page was last updated on 17 March 2022.
This page is due to be updated / checked in March 2023.