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People walking

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Get Active in Merton!

We all know that we should be active in our daily life, but just how much physical activity should we be doing every week? The UK Chief Medical Officer recommends that all adults should do the following each week: 1, 150 minutes of moderate intensity activity a week in durations of at least 10 minutes […]

Roasted vegetable couscous salad

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Tasty summer recipe!

Roast vegetable couscous salad Summer is a great time to include more vegetables into your diet in the form of salads. Sometimes you feel less hungry in the hot weather and want to eat a meal that is quick, healthy, light and easy. Salads are a great way to incorporate a variety of vegetables in one […]

One You Merton Drink Checker

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When happy hour gets too happy, get in check with Drink Checker!

7 million people in England go over the recommended guidelines for alcohol intake; the government guideline for alcohol is 14 units per week, which is about 6 pints of beer or cider, 14 single shots of spirits or 6 glasses of wine. During the week or on a night out, it’s easy to lose track […]

porridge and pancakes

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Healthy Eating Week 2018

Feeling tired, low mood, lack of motivation and low energy levels? It may be a few lifestyle changes that can improve how you are feeling – diet and exercise! As it is Healthy Eating Week here are my top tips for eating well and feeling energised! Base your meals on starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, bread, […]

Carers Week 2018

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A carer’s guide to self-care

Working as a carer is a challenging yet rewarding role. Dedicating time and effort to ensuring the wellbeing of others is never easy, what is easy, is forgetting about the wellbeing of you. With a constantly full schedule, taking time for yourself is not often a priority, but it should be. Statistics show that there […]

Active 10 campaign

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Why walking is the best exercise for you

Walking is the nearest activity to perfect exercise (Morris & Hardman, 1997). When thinking of exercise, most people think of heavier activities like running, but did you know that walking can be just as effective as running? (when done correctly). Brisk walking, which is walking at an increased pace, or about 3 miles an hour […]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

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5 ways to help cope with stress

Monday 14th to Sunday 20th May is Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 and the theme of this year’s campaign is stress.  Stress is something that many individuals experience, in fact, recent statistics show that approximately 526,000 workers in Britain suffer from work related stress, depression or anxiety1.  Stress can lead to feelings of being unable […]

Nutrition on the Go

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How to improve your diet for the better

As a nation we are consuming more than 200-300kcal more than we need daily and we know excess calories lead to weight gain. Aiming for the 400-600-600 meal options will allow us to make more conscious food choices, read food labelling and control our calorie intake. A calorie (kcal) is a unit that measures energy. […]

One You Merton Drink Checker

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One You Merton Drink Checker

The One You Merton Drink Checker website aims to support people in learning more about alcohol, the effects it has and to help people to recognise if their drinking is harming their health. Drink Checker has lots of useful information to help signpost people to relevant local advice, support and treatment if necessary. The One […]

One You Couch to 5K app

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Couch to 5K is back!

BBC Sport’s Get Inspired has teamed up with Public Health England’s One You campaign to re-launch the popular Couch to 5K app which has been created to help anyone go from the couch to running 5K in only 9 weeks! The One You Couch to 5K app guides people through a 9 week programme by […]