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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.