‘One You’ will help adults make small changes to their lifestyle in midlife which double their chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond
How are you?
The Hairy Bikers are supporting One You and encouraging adults to make small changes to improve their health by taking the new online health quiz ‘How Are You’
How Are You? Take the ONE YOU health quiz here
Public Health England have launched a ground-breaking new campaign, ‘One You’, to help adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern lifestyles.
Everyday habits and behaviours - such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more alcohol than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough - are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.
One You encourages people to reappraise their lifestyle choices, put themselves first and do something about their own health.
It reminds people that it’s never too late to improve their health - making small lifestyle changes such as eating well, drinking less alcohol, quitting
smoking or being more active can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.
The campaign encourages adults to take part in a free online health quiz, called ‘How Are You’, to identify where they can make small changes.
The quiz provides personalised recommendations and directs people to tools and advice created by experts to help them take action where it’s most needed.
Food and YOU
What you eat, and how much, is so important for your health and your waistline. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you might think.
There are lots of cheap and tasty ways you and your family can eat well every day.
"Did you know? Preparing and cooking your own meals is usually cheaper than buying a takeaway or a ready meal."
Exercise and YOU
Fitting some physical activity into your day is easier than you think.
Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you and your family can get moving!
"Did you know? Even a brisk walk of 30 minutes a day can reduce your chances of getting diabetes or cancer"
Drink and YOU
Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening?
If you're not careful it's easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become 2 or 3 glasses most days.
Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.
"Did you know? Drinking is full of calories, 5 pints per week over a year adds up to over 40,000 calories."
Sleep and YOU
Most of us need around eight hours of good-quality sleep a night to function properly – but some need more and some less. What matters is that you find out how much sleep you need and then try to achieve it.
Good-quality sleep is more important than the amount of sleep that you get and it helps to keep you feeling healthy.
"Did you know? Sleeping well can help boost your immune system and help you fight off illness."
Smoking and YOU
Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family.
There's lots of free support to help you quit.
"Did you know? More than 80% of smoke is invisible and odourless. Protect your family by quitting."Devon and YOUPlymouth and YOUHow are YOU?