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Haringey – How Are You?

This week marks the launch of a new health campaign that is asking Haringey people – ‘How are you?’.

One You Haringey – Haringey’s free healthy lifestyle service, is encouraging residents to assess their health, and think about how they can improve it.

With Christmas festivities out the way, many people will be starting to think about their resolutions and how they can be healthier in 2018.

One You Haringey’s range of services can help residents make small but meaningful steps to a happier and healthier lifestyle. The free programme helps people to manage their weight, become smoke free, drink less, and move more.

This January, to support people with some of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions, the service is particularly focusing on its ‘Move More’ and ‘Be Smoke Free’ services.

Haringey residents who want to increase their physical exercise can benefit from completely free physical activity sessions which take place in green spaces and fitness centres across the borough.

Anyone wanting to kick the habit will be given free access to sessions with an expert adviser who can provide the right support to help people stop smoking – including, if required, Nicotine Replacement Therapy.

If you are a Haringey resident and would like to find out more about the ways which you can improve your health, visit oneyouharingey.org or call the One You Haringey team on 020 8885 9095 to check out the classes and programmes that are available to you.

You can also take part in the ‘How are you’ quiz to receive a personalised health score and find out what you can do in 2018 to improve your health.

What are the benefits of stopping smoking?

  • 20 minutes after you quit there will be a drop in your heart rate
  • 2 hours after you quit your blood pressure levels will return to normal
  • 12 hours after you quit there are decreased levels of CO in your body
  • 48 hours after you quit there is an improvement in your smell and taste
  • 2 to 3 weeks after you quit you will be able to exercise with ease
  • 1 to 9 months after you quit you will notice decreased coughing and shortness of breath
  • 1 year after you quit you have a reduced risk of heart disease
  • 5 years after you quit you have a reduced risk of stroke
  • 10 years after you quit you have a reduced risk of lung cancer