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Active 10 Active 10 and the benefits of brisk walking 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 […]

NHS stress test and mental wellbeing NHS stress test and coping with 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 to cope, worry and anxiety. Stress can affect […]

NHS healthy diet NHS healthy diet 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 you to make more conscious food choices, read food labelling, control your calorie intake and improve your diet. […]

Alcohol advice Drink SLOW 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 […]

NHS calories per day NHS calories per day – Nutrition on the Go campaign 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 […]

Nutrition and Hydration Week – 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 – […]

NHS joint pain Helping people manage joint pain Joint Pain Advisor (JPA) was a new model of care introduced in 2018 for people 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 […]

Unseen danger of smoking Most people are aware that smoking is detrimental to health, but many people are unaware of the unseen damage and danger of smoking. 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 […]

Interview with Project Co-ordinator of Wandle Valley Regional Park Trust 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 […]

Blue Monday 2022 The Winter Blues Today is known as Blue Monday 2022 and you may well be feeling the winter blues – bank balance low, feeling enlarged, the festive season feeling like it was a long time ago and Easter feeling like it’s a long way away. Take a rain check and look on […]