Jacki’s Blog

My name is Jacki and I’m here to tell you all about my experience with One You Haringey.

I took part in three One You Haringey services last year and it was life changing! I took part in Be Smoke Free, Watch Your Weight and Move More and honestly it was one of the best choices I’ve made in becoming a healthier me!

After the death of my daughter my life was no longer the same. My health as well as my mental space was effected, and it wasn’t until last year that I decided I need to take the steps to improve my health. After a visit to my doctor he recommended that I take part in the One You Haringey programmes and I did exactly that!

I must admit prior to joining the service I wasn’t the healthiest. I was asthmatic and smoked, I wasn’t at my ideal weight, and having a history of diabetes in my family I knew that in order to lower my own risk, I needed to change my lifestyle.

One You Haringey taught me the importance of regular exercise. I now enjoy taking walks and keeping fit. I learnt how to eat healthy whilst still being able to enjoy some of my favourite meals. Whilst the stop smoking programme gave me the support I needed to quit smoking it also educated me on the dangers of smoking.

The service has not only improved my health but also improved my wellbeing – and I made some great friends through it too.

I would definitely recommend One You Haringey if you would like to improve your health and wellbeing, in fact I have already recommended it to people!

If you would like to improve your health and wellbeing sign up here.