Posted: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:30
Without knowing it, by the time we reach our 40s and 50s many of us will have dramatically increased our chances of becoming ill later in life. Whether we are eating the wrong things, drinking more than we should, continuing to smoke despite everything we know, or just not being active enough, all of these small things can add up to an unhealthy you.
Finding out more about your health and whether you have a risk factor for a health condition can be really helpful, because you can take action to make improvements to your health. There is a range of online interactive tools and self-assessments to check and assess your health.
Heart disease (including heart attack and stroke) is still the leading cause of death amongst men. Lifestyle factors, like smoking or not getting enough exercise, mean many people have unhealthy hearts, which means their 'heart age' is older than their physical age.
Around 12,700 people will die from a heart attack or stroke throughout September alone, and many more are at high risk. The Heart Age Test has already identified 167,000 people who have a heart age older than their chronological age by at least 10 years.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You is here to help achieve a healthier you by providing tools and support to make small, easy changes towards a longer, healthier life.
Making better lifestyle choices can improve our health. It's not easy in our busy lives - tempting treats, enhanced technology and entertainment from the sofa, but it's never too late to start!
The Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You Campaign Week is designed to help achieve a healthier you by providing tools and support to make small, easy changes towards a longer, healthier life.
One You is your opportunity to make a positive, healthier change, whether it be moving more, eating better, drinking less alcohol, going smoke free, dealing with your stress better, sleeping well and asking yourself – How are you? Every positive change will have a significant impact.
For more information on Leicester-Shire & Rutland One You, visit www.lrsport.org/oneyou or follow #LLROneYou