Sponsored Editorial: Produced in affiliation with Kent County Council
‘Wholesome modifications begin with little modifications’ – that’s the message from the Higher Well being marketing campaign which goals to assist individuals shed extra pounds and get lively, and is being supported by One You Kent.
Kent residents who’re going through growing well being points from poor key life-style behaviours together with inactivity and unhealthy consuming, together with smoking and consuming an excessive amount of alcohol, could possibly be seeing quick and long run results on their emotional and bodily well being, resulting in an elevated threat of many forms of most cancers, coronary heart and lung illness and stroke.
So whether or not you wish to shed extra pounds, get lively or stop smoking, Higher Well being is right here with a lot of free instruments and help.
You can even discover easy methods to raise your temper with Each Thoughts Issues. There may be extra info on this and different on-line instruments and apps plus particulars on native help providers at www.oneyoukent.org.uk
Alan from Dartford had suffered many well being issues during the last 15 years earlier than a coronary heart assault meant he needed to have a triple coronary heart bypass.
He defined that this led him to begin exercising by way of the Train Referral Scheme and he met a One You Kent advisor from Dartford Borough Council.
“They helped me enhance my health ranges and enabled me to handle my situation by way of the weight-reduction plan and train,” he mentioned.
“Sadly, because of Covid-19, the train classes got here to a standstill. Nonetheless, I used to be delighted to be contacted by a One You Kent advisor from the council about a web-based train group and over the course of the lockdown, I’ve discovered the web workout routines courses invaluable.”
Alan added: “This has helped to maintain me match and likewise to maintain my weight all the way down to a manageable degree, stabilising the fibrosis. On a extra private notice, it offers me contact with individuals I do know, thereby holding any type of loneliness at bay.”
Attempt the How Are You? Quiz, Simple meals app or Lively 10 app at www.kent.gov.uk/healthyweight the place you can too discover the NHS 12-week weight-reduction plan and train plan, plus a referral kind to talk to a One You Kent advisor.
Deviyani Saunders, from Swale, bought help from One You Kent advisor Lynda Kent after approaching her GP for assist.
Deviyani mentioned: “Lynda was superb. I actually appeared ahead to our weekly cellphone calls. She saved my life in a method. She listened to me and allowed me to get all these emotions out. After just a few weeks, I simply felt so a lot better. I can not thank her sufficient for serving to me really feel extra constructive.”
Lynda added: “Deviyani must be so happy with the whole lot she has achieved. She is now feeling way more constructive about caring for herself, strolling extra and consuming extra healthily to help her restoration.”
KCC Cupboard Member for Public Well being and Grownup Social Care, Clair Bell mentioned: “All of us had an extremely difficult 2020 and this yr has began with many people having to make modifications to the best way we dwell and work however we nonetheless want to think about our life-style decisions and the way these could be affecting our bodily and psychological well being.
“One of the simplest ways to deal with downside weight is to eat a wholesome, balanced, reduced-calorie and sugar weight-reduction plan. You can even keep a wholesome weight and stop many sicknesses by exercising commonly, at the least 30 minutes a day of brisk strolling.
“We give attention to changeable components similar to serving to households to enhance poor diets and serving to those that must lose and keep a wholesome weight.
“KCC helps nationwide initiatives similar to Higher Well being and yow will discover info on that plus an enormous vary of apps and on-line recommendation in addition to particulars on native help providers.”
The One You Kent Locality Lead for Kent Neighborhood NHS Basis Belief, which runs One You Kent providers in east Kent, is Mark Cummings.
Mark mentioned: “One You Kent understands how vital your well being is to you and your family members.
“We now have the instruments and help it’s essential to stop smoking, get lively, and shed extra pounds or simply really feel higher about life.
“We are able to help you by phone and video calls in addition to digital teams, from the consolation of your private home, to set small targets to make huge modifications. We perceive expertise will be tough to begin with however our advisors will discuss you thru the whole lot and show you how to get off to an amazing begin in 2021.
Follow One You Kent on Fb, Instagram and Twitter for playlists, movies and knowledge to assist in your journey to a more healthy you this yr.”
For recommendation about small modifications you may make to enhance your well being and wellbeing together with quitting smoking and lowering how a lot alcohol you drink, and to search out extra help in your space concerning your life-style, see www.oneyoukent.org.uk