Ready for a new you?
The new year is a time when people feel inspired to make a change in their lives, to be healthier or kinder or to take up a new hobby or leave old habits back in the year before.
Changes don't always have to be big, small steps into making changes in your life is a great place to start.
If you want to make a change to your health this new year, there is a range of support available in Surrey to help you improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health and wellbeing. It helps to lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and certain cancers. Small, realistic changes to your diet and physical activity can have an important positive effect.
Visit the NHS Better Health web page, where you'll find free weight loss plans to help you start healthier eating habits, be more active, and start losing weight. If you want to join a supportive group of people who are on the same weight loss journey, visit Health Unlocked for more support.
Be Smoke Free
We all have different motivations for quitting smoking. Whatever your reason for quitting, whether it's health, financial or something else, One You Surrey Healthy Lifestyle Service will get you there. The service is backed by the latest behaviour change research, meaning with One You Surrey's help you're 3 times more likely to successfully quit.
Our free stop smoking service gives you access to a dedicated advisor who will support you throughout your quit attempt. This year alone One You Surrey have helped over 1000 people quit smoking.
Try the Drink Coach
A sound night's sleep. Brighter skin. More time and energy. Cutting back on alcohol can have positive effects on the way you look and feel, often within just a few days.
The Drink Coach Alcohol Test is a quick and confidential way to check if your drinking is putting your health at risk. It will ask you a series of questions including how often you drink, the types of drinks you enjoy and how many drinks you are likely to have on average.
Depending on your result, it may signpost you to useful information or local services including telephone or face to face sessions to help you change your drinking habits and reduce your drinking.
For more information on drugs and alcohol visit the Healthy Surrey web page.
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