Important information regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus

Due to the current situation with COVID 19 we have had to cancel all One You Clinics and Eatwell groups until further notice. If you would like support to stop smoking and or healthy eating advice we are able to offer telephone/virtual appointments.

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Meet our staff member

Meet our staff member

Chris Sims is a valued member of our team and has been with us as a Health Improvement Practitioner for almost 2 years. He brings a wealth of experience having completed a Nutrition, Exercise and Health degree and is hugely passionate about public health and making a...

Lisa tells us about Operation Shield

Lisa tells us about Operation Shield

Lisa has worked with the service for now for 10 years, starting with the team as admin support, she was keen to progress to be able to help people more on a 1:1 basis.  She has now been a Practitioner for 3 years and is an integral part of the team. Having been around...

Beat those Winter Blues

Beat those Winter Blues

As the evenings draw in and it’s dark when you get out of bed, do you notice your energy levels dropping and that you want to eat more (usually carbs) and sleep more? Could this be an indication that you may have seasonal depression? If so, what can I do about it?...

How to Sleep Better

How to Sleep Better

There is no doubt about it, a good night’s sleep is energising, de-stressing and has a really positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. However, many of us don’t seem to get enough sleep, especially later on in life. There are of course the lucky ones who seem...

Helping children and young people cope with back-to-school anxiety

Helping children and young people cope with back-to-school anxiety

The nationwide lockdown has been a worrying time for everyone and local restrictions are still challenging for many. It’s hard to gauge the full impact that the outbreak is having on children and young people’s mental welling. Some of them may have been faced with...

Returning to Work Anxieties

Returning to Work Anxieties

The current working environment, particularly due to COVID-19 guidelines, is perhaps the most stressful that many of us will have experienced for a long time, or indeed ever. With guidelines changing almost weekly, constant adjustments to working practices and home...

Using Tinned and Frozen Foods

Using Tinned and Frozen Foods

Using frozen and tinned foods can help increase your daily intake of nutritious foods and boost your five a day too. Tinned and frozen fruit and veg can be just as healthy as fresh and roughly the same quantity (80g) counts as a portion towards your five a day. Most...

Hold on to your Marbles

Hold on to your Marbles

Having a slim waist and great skin is all well and good but memory loss can negatively affect our quality of life later on. While memory loss is a natural part of getting older, it can be very distressing.  I’m not necessarily talking about dementia, although this can...

Time to set new goals for a healthier you!

Time to set new goals for a healthier you!

With time on our hands, some people have turned to cooking for something to do during lockdown and baking has especially been very popular. Who struggled getting flour, baking powder, castor sugar and yeast during the last 3 months? Some recipes are healthy, some not...

Don’t forget about the little things – The practice of gratitude

Don’t forget about the little things – The practice of gratitude

We find ourselves in, what can be, quite a scary world right now; the pandemic, unemployment, social injustice and the barrage of clips, news and opinions that seem to chase us through our daily lives. This constant stream of information can have a huge impact on how...

Missing our Walk and Talk Plymouth Groups

Missing our Walk and Talk Plymouth Groups

As I write this blog our Walk & Talk Plymouth group health walks have been paused for over 13 weeks. So for a quarter of the year our regular walkers haven’t been able to meet up with their friends or meet new walkers, I know that this friendly, social element of...

Drinking Alcohol during Lockdown

Drinking Alcohol during Lockdown

Many of us will have found ourselves staying isolated at home for extended periods of time during the coronavirus outbreak. During lockdown, drinking alcohol might have seemed like a way of relaxing or taking your mind off the constant stream of news about COVID-19...