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Grab and Go Spiced bars recipe

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Grab and Go Spiced Bars recipe

Cereals bars can contain a lot of added sugar and one bar can have up to three teaspoons of sugar. Watch out for the hidden sugars in cereal bars and always read the ingredients at the back of the product. Some examples of hidden sugars used to make cereal bars are invert sugar syrup, glucose […]

Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

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Alcohol Awareness Week 2018

Do you know your drink? Are you aware how many units of alcohol are recommended for adults each week? One You Merton is supporting Alcohol Change’s Alcohol Awareness Week from Monday 19th November to Sunday 25th November. This year’s theme is ‘Change’ and in the words of charity Alcohol Change: “Change is necessary. Change is possible. […]

Sweet potato & spinach omelette

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All About Sugar

The Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) recently examined the relationship between dietary carbohydrates and health. The review found that an increased consumption of sugar is linked with tooth decay, higher energy intakes, type 2 diabetes; and consumption of high sugary drinks is associated with increased weight gain in teenagers and children. As a result […]

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Self Care Week 2018

When did you last do something for just for you? This year the Self Care Forum’s Self Care Week runs from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th November and the theme this year is Choose Self Care for Life. There is a growing demand on health care services in England and so this Self Care Week […]

Stress ball

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International Stress Awareness Week 2018

Does hi-tech cause hi-stress? That’s the question being asked for International Stress Awareness Week, which this year runs from Monday 5th November to Friday 9th November 2018.  One You Merton is encouraging people to de-stress and find new ways to create a stress free lifestyle. As the end of the year approaches, it is important to […]

Healthy snacks

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The energy ‘diet’

The Eatwell Guide is very useful for checking how much of what foods we should be eating on a daily basis.   This guide clearly explains what food groups there are and how much we should be eating from each of these different food groups. A healthy balanced diet is the most important thing in order […]

Stoptober 2018

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Stoptober is back!

Stoptober – the 28-day campaign from Public Health England that encourages and supports smokers across the country to quit smoking for good – is back for the seventh year in a row! Stoptober is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country and is based on research that if you can stop smoking for 28 days, […]

Know Your Numbers

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Know Your Numbers 2018

One You Merton is encouraging people to get their blood pressure checked for Blood Pressure UK’s Know Your Numbers Week which runs from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th September 2018.  More than 5 million people have high blood pressure in the UK and aren’t aware of it, that’s why it’s called the silent killer. Facts around […]

Heart Age

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Do you know your heart age?

One You Merton is encouraging adults in Merton take a few minutes out of their day to get to know their heart age by taking a free online, ‘Heart Age Test’.  The test asks for physical and lifestyle related information, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol (if known), and determines if someone’s heart is at a […]

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 […]