Did you know that half of the world’s population don’t have access to essential health services? Or that 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the cost of medical care? Today is World Health Day where we come together and campaign for universal health coverage for everyone.
Universal health coverage is the World Health Organisations number one goal. The key is making sure that everyone can get the care they need, when they need it, wherever they are. This includes any health services you might need throughout your life, from health promotion to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation after an injury or illness.
World Health Day is about helping people understand what services and support is available to them. One You Haringey offers a wide range of services designed to help you quit smoking, be more active, manage your weight, drink less and check your health.
Manage your weight
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health as it helps lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. Small, realistic changes to your diet can have an important positive effect on your health. Our 12-week Weight Management course is designed by experts and proven to help you lose weight in a safe and sustainable way.
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Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Every year more and more people quit smoking, and enjoy the better health, wealth, lifestyle and life expectancy this can bring. The benefits you’ll experience in the short and long term are well worth the work it takes to achieve, and you’re four times more likely to quit smoking with our support than if you go it alone. Click here to get in touch and receive your personal quit plan.
We deliver free NHS Health Checks to 40-70 year-olds living in Haringey. These Health Checks are designed to help assess your current health and help support you to make improvements where needed. Our NHS Health Checks take 30 minutes and can help you identify your risk of developing avoidable health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.
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Physical activity is easy to take up and has an immediate effect, reducing your risk of developing illnesses and improving your wellbeing. We deliver a wide range of physical activity classes, including Zumba, One You walks and strength sessions, to mention a few. We also offer personal support from a Health and Wellbeing Coach who will complete a physical activity assessment with you and help you set personal goals to be more active.
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Cut back on alcohol and begin to feel a bit better every day – it’s easier than you think. We offer free personal support to help you discover ways to cut back on alcohol and improve your wellbeing. Some of the benefits of drinking less alcohol include:
- Reduce risk of Heart Disease and cancer
- Less likely to have an accident and take risks
- Increase energy and concentration
- Save money
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Health is a human right, and universal health coverage is about making sure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them. For more information on our services, visit One You Haringey.