Our lifestyles can be more unhealthy than we think. One You and the accompanying 'how are you' quiz and apps are here to help you get back to a healthier you. Also find out more about free NHS Health Checks.
In our adult years, the lifestyle choices we make can dramatically increase our chances of becoming ill in later life. Living healthily in middle age can double your chances of being healthy when you are 70. Making small changes now can improve your health right away. It is never too late to start as there is only One You.
How are you is a quiz for over 18's only, supplied by Public Health England and is designed to point you in the direction. The quiz, whilst a helpful tool, is not a medical assessment - if you're worried about your health you should speak to a medical professional.
Modern life can make it hard to be healthy. One You reminds you that your health matters. Here are Public Health England's top tips for making a change:
Eat well - a healthy diet can help you look and feel great:
One You Eating
Move more - getting enough exercise means a stronger, fitter you:
One You Moving
Be smoke free - no surprises here - stopping is the best thing you can do:
One You Smoking
Drink less - cutting back on booze is good for your health and your wallet:
One You Drinking
Check yourself- checking your body's most important systems are all running smoothly with a free NHS Health Check is great place to start:
One You Checking
Stress less - relaxing helps you feel good and function well:
One You Stress
Sleep better - it's important to get a good night's sleep:
One You Sleep
There is also a series of free apps available to download to help you keep on track. Find out more here:
One You Apps
NHS Health checks
The NHS Health Check is your chance to get your free midlife MOT. For adults in England aged 40-74 without a pre-existing condition, it checks your circulatory and vascular health and what your risk of getting a disabling vascular disease is. The purpose of the health check is to assess your risk of developing heart disease, high blood pressure, type-2 diabetes, kidney disease, stroke and certain types of dementia. It will take about 20 to 30 minutes.
If you're in the 40-74 age group without a pre-existing condition, you can expect to receive a letter from your GP or local authority inviting you for a free NHS Health Check. Don't worry if you haven't got your invitation yet, you can also book a free NHS Health Check by visiting:
Somerset Health Checks