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Christmas Fish Roast

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Christmas Fish Roast

With Christmas round the corner a simple colourful meal using fish as an alternative to meat with plenty of vegetables to get lots of fibre and variety into your diet. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 bag of carrots 1 bag of baby potatoes 1 bag of Brussel sprouts 1 pack of ready cut leeks 4 […]

Christmas vegetarian roast

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Christmas vegetarian roast

With Christmas around the corner here is a simple vegetarian main course using puff pastry and plenty of vegetables adding variety to your diet. Ingredients – Serves 4 1 pack of ready roll puff pastry 1 bag of spinach 1 pack of pre-cut cubed butternut squash or sweet potatoes 1 tsp paprika ½ tsp chilli […]

Dry January

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Dry January 2020

Dry January is back for 2020! Dry January – the challenge from charity Alcohol Change UK to abstain from alcohol for the month of January returns in 2020! Millions of people will be giving up alcohol up and down the country to help them take a break from the booze after the festive season. Why […]

Every Mind Matters

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Every Mind Matters

We don’t need to wait until we are struggling with our mental health; there are lots of things we can do to protect ourselves and prevent problems escalating, just as we do with our physical health. The new Every Mind Matters campaign encourages adults to be more aware of their mental health and helps them […]

Know Your Numbers 2019

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Know Your Numbers Week 2019

We are quickly approaching September and this year’s Know Your Numbers campaign will soon be upon us.  Know Your Numbers! Week is the biggest blood pressure testing and awareness event in the UK. This year’s campaign is all about knowing your blood pressure numbers to live a long and healthy life and Know Your Numbers Week […]

Change4Life 10 Minute Shake Ups

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Get your kids active with change4life!

A new survey from Change4Life and Disney UK has found that less than half of parents are aware that physical activity can build children’s self-confidence (49%), reduce anxiety (47%) and improve their self-esteem (46%). Just 16% (1 in 6) think that physical activity can help children develop attributes which make it easier to cope with […]

Joint working with Merton Uplift

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Collaboration sessions with Merton Uplift

One You Merton recently held it’s first collaboration session with Merton Uplift – a free integrated Primary Care Mental Health service accessible to anyone living in the borough of Merton or registered with a Merton GP who is aged 18 years or over. The idea of doing joint sessions with Merton Uplift is to cater to the […]

Move More running

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Get active outside this summer in Merton!

There are lots of ways to be active outside in Merton this summer! FREE weekly walks! – Walk4Life runs free weekly walks all around Merton that last approx. 50mins and are suitable for all ages.  Walking briskly on a regular basis can have significant health benefits such as helping to lower your blood pressure, reduce […]

Sweet potato curry

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The truth about salt

Its Salt Awareness Week and we want to let you know the impact salt can have if we consume it in excess. Salt is a mineral also known as sodium chloride the main ingredient in table salt. Sodium is important for nerve and muscle function and is involved in the regulation of fluids in the […]

Personal quit plan tool

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Get your free personal quit plan!

If you are a smoker then stopping smoking is the single best thing you can do for your health.  Of the 6.1 million smokers in England, six in 10 want to quit but many try to quit using willpower alone – or go ‘cold turkey’ – despite this being the least effective method available. If […]