The “One You” campaign aims to encourage adults from these communities, in particular those in their middle age, to take control of their health to enjoy significant benefits now, and later in life.
It is well reported that South Asian people are more at risk of preventable diseases like type 2 diabetes, stroke and heart disease than the general population.
Modern day life makes it harder for people to live healthily, with bigger portions for everything we eat, a desk-bound job or a long commute.
One You gives people the chance to reappraise their lifestyle choices, put themselves first and do something about their own health before it’s too late.
The campaign begins with the ‘How Are You’ quiz which helps individuals to start to take control of their health.
One You then helps adults to move more, eat well, drink less alcohol and be smokefree.
The campaign will also provide information on how people can reduce their stress levels and how to sleep better.
One You has received the backing of celebrities such as The Hairy Bikers, actress Linda Robson and football pundit Chris Kamara.
“For the first time, Public Health England is launching a campaign that talks to adults directly about all of the things they can do to improve their health. We acknowledge that there are environmental pressures that make it difficult for people to make healthier choices, for example, working long hours and having to sit eight hours or more a day at work”, said Professor Kevin Fenton, National Director, Public Health England.
“We want to encourage South Asian adults to start by taking the online health quiz called ‘How Are You’. The short quiz asks people simple questions about their habits, health and how they are feeling and then provides a score with personalised tips and free tools to help them take action to improve their health”, Professor Fenton adds.
If you want to take charge of your life, then take the quiz here: http://po.st/tF7z9q