Health and Wellbeing - One You

The lifestyle choices we make today can decrease our risk of serious illnesses like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer by as much as 60%.

One You is a campaign from Public Health England to help change the way we live our lives. Making small changes now can improve our health right away and double our chances of staying healthy as we get older. It's never too late to start.

We're encouraging Cumbrian's to get involved by moving more, eating well, drinking less or being smoke free. This could mean eating 5-a-day, taking the stairs, saying no to alcohol, or stopping smoking.

How are you?

Take the online health quiz at to see how you score.

NHS - How are you quiz

Be part of the One You challenge

Eat well

  • Start the day with a healthy breakfast
  • Eat your five a day
  • Say no to unhealthy snacks and puddings
  • See the Eatwell Guide from Public Health England

Download the Easy Meals app to help you along the way.

Want to look after your health? NHS Health Checks

If you're aged 40 to 74 you may be eligible for a free NHS Health Check.

It's a great way to check your health and get personalised advice on keeping yourself healthy and active. Think of it as your health MOT.


Get the smoke free habit

  • Stop for 28 days and you're more likely to stop for good
  • Find your nearest service or call the county council's public health Stop Smoking Helpline on 03000 13 3000.

Download the Smokefree app for free support.

Take steps to move more

  • Break up sitting time with a walk at lunchtime
  • Take the stairs instead of the lift
  • Start a new exercise
  • Enter a fun run or join a local park run group (see Active Cumbria)

Download the Couch to 5K app for more support.

Active 10

The drive aims to get people walking briskly everyday in bursts of ten minutes or more to get their daily dose of exercise.

Download the free Active 10 app which shows how much brisk walking you are doing and where you can fit more ten minute bursts of brisk walking into your day.  

Search 'Active 10' online to find out more or click the links below to download the app:

Drink less

  • Pace yourself on a night out - have a glass of water between every alcoholic drink
  • Swap cocktails for mocktails
  • Order a soft drink instead of an alcoholic one

The Drink Tracker app can give you added support.