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Eating a Balanced Diet

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,

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Roly’s Story

“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

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Jane’s Story

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

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Andrew’s Story

“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

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Alan’s Story

“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

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Daniel’s Story

“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

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Peter’s Story

“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.

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Pregnancy and Smoking

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.

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How smoking affects others

Second-hand smoke contains over 4000 chemicals and anyone that breathes it in is at risk of developing the same diseases as smokers. When people smoke, everyone around them is exposed to harmful second-hand smoke. More than 80% of second-hand smoke is invisible and odourless and even though you can’t see it or smell it, it

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Why Quit?

Quitting smoking can have a positive effect on your health and you in many different ways. You will reduce your risk of developing illness, disability or death caused by cancer, heart or lung disease Your breathing and general fitness will improve You will have more energy You will less stressed The appearance of your skin

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I wasn’t in a good place last year, I found out I had cancer and COVID made that harder to deal with. I knew I was drinking more than I should. The hospital told me about OneSmallStep and I’ve not looked back. The regular support has been amazing, I talk to my Health Trainer Debbie each week and she really takes the time to understand what’s going on for me. I feel like I’m in control of my drinking now and that’s given me confidence to tackle the challenges life is throwing at me.
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