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Healthy Eating Week 2021

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Healthy Eating Week 2021

How to eat healthy Present diets are correlated with a high burden of disease: globally 1.9 billion adults are overweight or obese, 462 million are underweight and over 30% of the world’s population suffers from deficiencies of essential nutrients (WHO). In the UK Public Health England developed the Eatwell Guide to show the government recommendations on what is […]

Men's Health Week 2021

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Men’s Health Week 2021

Men’s Health Week 2021 exists to raise awareness of health issues affecting men and to encourage men to take part in activities and events that help to educate and engage men about important health issues. This year has been very challenging for everyone with numerous COVID-19 lockdowns and this has had an impact of everyone’s […]

Carers Week 2021

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Carers Week 2021

Carers Week 2021 – Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign that celebrates and recognises the vital contribution of the UK’s unpaid carers – supporting family members and friends who are older, have a disability, mental or physical illness or need extra help as they grow older. During Carers Week 2021 One You Merton is inviting […]

Reconnect with nature

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Reconnecting with nature

This year Mental Health Awareness Week will run from Monday 10th to Sunday 16th May and the theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Reconnecting with nature’.  During the pandemic many people explored green spaces they were not previously aware of and lots of people found solace in spending time in nature over what has been […]

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What is your Type 2 diabetes risk score?

It will be Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Week 2021 between Monday 10th and Sunday 16th May.  This is an important yearly awareness week which aims to inform the public about who is most at risk of getting type 2 diabetes and what they can do to find out their diabetes risk score. At risk groups […]

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Georgina’s Couch to 5K story

Earlier this month we had an e-mail from 17 year old student Georgina Jones about how she found the Couch to 5K app on our website.  In her e-mail Georgina told us the amazing story of how she managed to lose lots of weight, get fit and improve her overall wellbeing by using the Couch […]

Family walking outside

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National Walking Month

May sees the return of National Walking Month and the Living Streets organisation wants everyone to #WalkThisMay.  If you visit the Living Streets website there is a calculator where you enter how many short journeys a week you plan to do throughout the month.  The special ‘Walk This May’ calculator will then show you how […]

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On Your Feet Britain

On Thursday 29th April, why not join millions of others around the country who will be taking part in Get Britain Standing’s On Your Feet Britain 2021 challenge! The idea behind On Your Feet Britain is to get people up and moving regularly throughout the day so that people are not sat for long periods […]

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Stress Awareness Month

This month is Stress Awareness Month and One You Merton is supporting the Stress Management Society’s new 30 day challenge to help you to form positive habits for 2021. The last year has been difficult for most people due to the COVID-19 pandemic and many people have been very stressed as a result. Research by […]

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This Girl Can

This Girl Can is back to inspire more women to get active! This Girl Can was set up in 2015 to help support women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to get active.  Since then they have helped over 3 million women to be more active and their mission continues! Some women feel judged […]