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Nutrition on the Go campaign

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Nutrition on the Go!

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 commonplace, and now a quarter of our calories come from eating out, which can […]

Courgetti fritters with tomato salsa

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2018

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 – an adequate, well balanced diet […]

Young woman jumping

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Overcoming the winter blues

Today is known as Blue Monday and you may well be feeling the January 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 the positive side that you had a […]

One You Merton Drink Checker

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One You Merton Drink Checker

The One You Merton Drink Checker was developed by the Alcohol Health Network to support individuals to understand more about alcohol and its effects and to recognise if drinking is harming their health, signposting to advice, support and treatment if necessary. Many people are drinking more alcohol than they realise and it’s easy to go […]

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Stoptober 2017!

Stoptober is back! One You Merton is supporting Public Health England’s 28-day stop smoking campaign, which started on 1st October 2017. Stoptober has driven over 1 million quit attempts to date and is the biggest mass quit attempt in the country. People who manage 28 days smokefree, are 5 times more likely to stay quit […]

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Wimbledon Guild Village Fair

The One You Merton team attended the Wimbledon Guild Village Fair on Saturday 17th June. The Village Fair was well attended and lots of people stopped off at the stall to see what help they could get from One You Merton to improve their lifestyle. Look out for us at more events coming up this […]

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Men’s Health Week 2017

One You Merton is supporting Men’s Health Week 2017 which runs from Monday 12th to Sunday 18th June. The theme for this year’s campaign focuses on belly fat. This is because this type of fat is bad for your health and men are more likely to have it than women. Why is waist size so […]

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National Smile Month 2017

Every year the Oral Health Foundation campaigns for good oral health, and this year’s campaign runs from 15th of May to 15th of June 2017. One You Merton is joining in the campaign and encourages everyone to take pride in their smile this #smilemonth. Taking care of your smile In order to improve the nation’s oral […]

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On Your Bike! – Bike Week 2017

One You Merton is supporting Bike Week 2017, which runs from Saturday 10th June to Sunday 18th June. Bike Week is an opportunity to promote cycling and encourage people to see how everyone can incorporate cycling into their daily life. Cycling has social, health and environmental benefits and can be a way of getting to […]

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Hello Merton!

Welcome to the new One You Merton service! One You Merton is the one-stop-shop for health and wellbeing services across the London Borough of Merton. This website supports local people who want to stop smoking, lose weight, eat healthily and exercise more. Public Health England launched One You to encourage adults to think about how […]