We are backing the One You campaign aimed at helping adults avoid future diseases caused by modern lifestyles.
Everyday habits and behaviours – such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more alcohol than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough – are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England, and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.
One You encourages people to reappraise their lifestyle choices, put themselves first and do something about their own health. It reminds people that it’s never too late to improve their health – making small lifestyle changes such as eating well, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking or being more active can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.
The campaign encourages adults to take part in a free online health quiz, called ‘How Are You’, to identify where they can make small changes. The quiz provides personalised recommendations and directs people to tools and advice created by experts to help them take action where it’s most needed. and visit the One You website.
NHS England and NHS Improvement South West is working with local councils to help local residents look after themselves better by getting advice and guidance out to as many people and employers as possible. We are also encouraging all our own staff to adopt healthy lifestyles through team challenges and local events.