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Our lifestyles can be more unhealthy than we think.

Start the fight back to a healthier you.

Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You is here to help achieve a healthier you by providing information, tools and support to make small, easy changes towards a longer, healthier life.

The health topic area below will provide you with advice and local services to support you to become more active, maintain a healthy weight and eat well, support you to quit smoking or drink less and advice on mental health and wellbeing.


Moving More

Moving more is good for your body and mind, helps stop you getting serious health problems and it can help you sleep better. Just a few small changes can make a big difference to your life and how you feel.

Improve your physical health and wellbeing with local physical activities in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. Whilst the government guidelines suggest adults should be doing 150 minutes of moderate activity (intense enough to increase heart and breathing rates) a week, the biggest improvements to our health are made when we go from doing nothing to doing a little bit of activity.

Not only does being active decrease our risk of many health conditions, it improves our mood and confidence, helps us sleep better and provides many social opportunities to meet new friends.

Our whole website provides information, programmes and opportunities to become more physically active. Take a look around our website or use the Get Active Search Engine to find clubs, organisations and sessions near you, or contact your local Physical Activity & Sport Team within your District or Borough.


Your health

From online interactive tools and self-assessments to the NHS Health Check – there are lots of ways you can check and assess your health.

Finding out more about your health and whether you have a risk factor for a health condition can be really helpful, because you can take action to make improvements to your health. Get started now!


Maintaining a healthy weight and eating well

There are many ways that we can prepare our lives to make the shift towards losing weight. The right information is important in helping ourselves choose the right foods, drinks, exercise and general nutrition.

What you eat, and how much, is so important for your health and your waistline. Choosing healthier foods is easier than you might think. Eating a balanced diet with a variety of foods including fruit and vegetables will help us to look and feel our best.

There are lots of cheap and tasty ways you and your family can eat well every day.


Be smoke free

Now is the right time to quit. Every cigarette causes you real harm and quitting smoking is healthier for you and your family.

There are so many benefits to stopping smoking including living longer, less stress, younger looking skin, whiter teeth, better breathing, improved smell and taste, more energy and protecting the health of your friends and family.

There's lots of free support to help you quit now.


Drinking reasonably

Like to unwind with a glass of something in the evening? If you're not careful it's easy for the occasional glass in the evening to quickly become 2 or 3 glasses most days.

Men and women are advised not to drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week. This is the same as 6 pints of average strength beer a week. Regularly drinking more than this can increase the risk to your health.

It's important to know how much you are drinking and the easy ways you can cut back.


Managing stress

Stress is the feeling of being under too much mental or emotional pressure, and pressure turns into stress when you feel unable to cope.

A bit of stress is normal and can help push you to do something new or difficult, but too much stress can take its toll.

1 in 4 people in the UK will experience problems with their mental health each year. Mental health illness can have a huge impact, whether you are experiencing issues yourself, or you are supporting someone who is.

Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing. It also plays a role in preventing the development of mental health problems and in improving the quality of life of people experiencing mental health problems. Deciding what's safe for you, how hard you should push yourself and finding the right sport or activity can be difficult when you've got a mental health problem. And we can all struggle finding the motivation to be active.

Partners

  • Loughborough University
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Rutland County Council
    Safeguarding
    Charnwood Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Sport England
    QUEST
    Melton Borough Council
    Blaby District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Harborough District Council
    East Midlands Platform

Partners

  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
  • Leicester City Council
    Harborough District Council
  • QUEST
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    East Midlands Platform
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • County Sport Network
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
  • Safeguarding
    Loughborough University
  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council