One You – New Year, New You
So many personal health challenges – as
well as the challenges faced by the health service – are the result of our poor
lifestyle choices. Unhealthy
diets, a lack of exercise and smoking and drinking account for 40% of all
deaths in England, not to mention their $11 billion yearly cost to the NHS.
Public Health England’s One You campaign is all about encouraging
people to think about lifestyle choices and empowering individuals to take
charge of their own healthcare. Even small changes to everyday habits and
behaviours can have a dramatic long-term health benefit.
Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning
Group (CCG) wants to take this campaign to the streets of Wandsworth. We
believe the most effective way to address specific health issues within the
borough is to spread the message on a local level.
The One You campaign has devised the How Are You Quiz
to help you get back to a healthier you. Adults are encouraged to take part in
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.