GPs from Gloucester City have been focusing their efforts on encouraging their patients to live healthily and, in the long term, reduce their risk of getting ill.

They have been learning techniques that will help them motivate patients to make healthy choices, and finding out about local opportunities for physical activity and sports, which they can pass on to appropriate patients.

Choosing to live healthily, helps make people less likely to develop heart disease, stroke, diabetes, liver problems, lung problems and certain cancers in future years.