• Thu. Jun 20th, 2024

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Redcar_and_Cleveland_Borough_CouncilRedcar and Cleveland Borough Council and Middlesbrough Council have joined forces to support the Public Health England ‘One You’ campaign to help you get back to a healthy you.

By the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life.

Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more alcohol than we should, continuing to smoke, or just not being active enough, all of these things add up.

These habits could make it harder to keep up with the kids in the park or mean that your favourite pair of jeans are a bit tighter. More seriously, they increase the risk of you developing conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Our busy lives often mean that our own health is at the bottom of our list of priorities. One You is here to remind you that your health matters.

A good way to start the fight to healthy is to take our free One You health quiz, ‘How Are You’.

This innovative quiz provides personalised recommendations based on your results and directs you to tools and offers to help you take action where it’s most needed.

Cllr Lynn Pallister, Cabinet Member for Health and Housing at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said:

“Making better health choices today, whether it be changes to our diet, drinking habits or exercise levels, can make a great difference to our wellbeing in the future.

“Taking the quiz will only take a few minutes and it is a great way to see which areas we can improve on so we can lead healthier and therefore happier lives.”

Cllr Mick Thompson, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Public Health, added:

“This quiz is a quick and easy way for anyone to get an idea of what their lifestyle means to their long-term health and provides simple pointers on enjoying better health for longer.

“It is well worth taking a moment to go through the questionnaire.”

For more information and to take the online health quiz, visit: www.nhs.uk/oneyou

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