We all know we need to be more active, but there is increasing evidence that we also need to spend less time sitting down. To reduce our risk of ill health from inactivity, we are advised to exercise regularly – at least 150 minutes a week – and reduce sitting time. Studies have linked excessive sitting with being
Regularly drinking more than 14 units of alcohol a week risks damaging your health. The recommended weekly limit of 14 units is equivalent to 6 pints of average-strength beer or 10 small glasses of low-strength wine. New evidence around the health harms from regular drinking have emerged in recent years and there’s now a better understanding of the link
Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important part of maintaining good health, and can help you feel your best. This means eating a wide variety of foods in the right proportions, and consuming the right amount of food and drink to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Food groups in your diet To have a healthy,
“My coach gave me a new perspective. Instead of sitting and snacking I started walking.” Recently retired Roly lives in Exeter. He is a professional angling coach and often teaches groups of children. He was heavily overweight. Regular snacking and comfort eating had led to significant weight gain. Roly says, “I was about to undergo
From Couch to 5k I’m a 56-year-old woman. I have never done much exercise and frankly I am unfit and overweight. I have been part of OneSmallStep for just over a year now and I’m finally ready to take my own OneSmallStep by giving the Couch to 5K app a try. I agreed to write
“I tried nicotine patches but needed that extra support.” 59-year-old Andrew was referred to OneSmallStep by his GP for support to quit smoking. Andrew suffered from liver disease for over two years and was told he had to quit smoking in order for his immune system to cope with a liver transplant. Andrew was a
“I knew I was overweight, but I wasn’t doing anything about it. OneSmallStep’s support helped me stay motivated.” 63-year-old Alan knew he was overweight. After a warning from his GP, it was time to do something about it. “I was handed the OneSmallStep contact card. Summer was coming and I knew I had to get
“OneSmallStep helps me by finding social meet ups and activity groups.” 31-year-old Daniel has a learning disability and lives in Honiton, Devon. He was referred to OneSmallStep through his community enabler to reduce to his alcohol intake. Daniel works part time in the kitchen of a nearby golf club. He helps staff by washing dishes
“I used to go swimming sometimes four times a week and then I stopped.” 80-year-old Peter lives in Bideford with his family. Peter went to see his GP as he was feeling tired, sluggish and suffering from irregular bowel movements. Peter was referred to the coaches at OneSmallStep to help him look at his lifestyle.
Protecting your baby from tobacco smoke is one of the best things you can do to give your child a healthy start in life. It can be difficult to stop smoking, but it’s never too late to quit. Every cigarette you smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, so smoking when you are pregnant harms your unborn baby.