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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 […]

Nutrition on the Go campaign

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Nutrition on the Go!

Many of us are consuming more calories than we realise – an average of 200 to 300 extra calories per day. Over time, these extra calories can creep up on us and cause unhealthy weight gain. Eating out has also become commonplace, and now a quarter of our calories come from eating out, which can […]

Courgetti fritters with tomato salsa

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

Nutritious food and hydration are an essential component of physical and mental well-being. We can always make simple changes to improve our own and our families’ nutrition and hydration. What is good nutrition? ‘Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet […]

HIN South London logo

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Helping people manage their joint pain: A new service launches in Merton – March 2018

Joint Pain Advisor (JPA) is a new model of care for people with aged 45 + with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, or those with chronic knee, hip or back pain for more than 3 months. Developed by the Health Innovation Network AHSN South London and championed by Dr Mohan Sekeram Merton GP, the approach […]

Smokefree veins advert

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The unseen dangers of smoking

Most people are aware that smoking is detrimental to health, but many people are unaware of the unseen damage that smoking does. Public Health England (PHE) recently ran its Smokefree Health Harms campaign designed to encourage the nation’s 7 million smokers to make a quit attempt. The TV advert illustrates how poisons from tar in […]

Change4Life Food Scanner app

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Change4Life Food Scanner app

There is now a NEW and improved version of the Be Food Smart app which is called the Change4Life Food Scanner app which is downloadable from the iTunes store and Google Play. For those people that never used the Be Food Smart app it works by scanning bar codes of food and drink. Once an […]

Get Active Wandle Valley

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Get Active Wandle Valley!

One You Merton Digital Marketing Officer Mike Carveth recently went to interview Anna Desogus who is the Project Co-ordinator of Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust.  The interview took place in Morden Hall Park, where the Trust’s office is based: Mike: Hi Anna, it’s great to meet you, especially in the beautiful surroundings of Morden Hall Park. […]