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When stopping smoking it is normal to notice that you may feel a bit more down and stressed than usual. Nicotine withdrawal can create changes in your body that mean it is returning to normal after being used to a regular intake of nicotine. The good news is that these changes only last a few […]

The ever popular Couch to 5K app As the days slowly grow longer the bright, crisp mornings of winter are a great time to get moving and start burning off those extra kilos you’ve put on over the festive season.  The Couch to 5K app was created to help anyone go from the couch to […]

Hi, I am Sulakshana Patil (Sulu J) I am a Health Advisor at ‘One You Merton’, supporting residents in the Merton area. I am a certified Pilate instructor, National Academy of Sports Medicine Level II Personal Trainer & Gym Instructor and Nutrition coach. A mother of two boys (14 & 7) and I run an […]

This summer, Public Health England, with support from Sport England, have once again teamed up with Disney to help get kids active throughout the holidays by playing 10 Minute Shake Up games. This year the games are inspired by some of their favourite characters from Disney Frozen, Disney and Pixar Toy Story and, excitingly for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cycling in lockdown I have had a gaping developmental delay in my cycling ambition. It started off when I taught my brother to cycle. Well, pushing him down slopes was not at all difficult and it was a success. I have no memory of anything else – typical of memories. Fast forward five years down […]

The benefits of physical activity 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 […]