• April 1, 2019

World Health Day

World Health Day

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Did you know that half of the world’s population don’t have access to essential health services? Or that 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty because of the cost of medical care? Today is World Health Day where we come together and campaign for universal health coverage for everyone.

Universal health coverage is the World Health Organisations number one goal. The key is making sure that everyone can get the care they need, when they need it, wherever they are. This includes any health services you might need throughout your life, from health promotion to prevention, treatment and rehabilitation after an injury or illness.

World Health Day is about helping people understand what services and support is available to them. One You Leeds offer a wide range of services designed to help you quit smoking, be more active, manage your weight, eat healthier and cook healthier.

Manage your weight

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health as it helps lowers your risk of heart disease, stroke and certain cancers. Small, realistic changes to your diet can have an important positive effect on your health. Our 12-week Weight Management course is designed by experts and proven to help you lose weight in a safe and sustainable way.

Click here to find out more about our weight management course.

Smoke Free

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do to improve your health. Every year more and more people quit smoking, and enjoy the better health, wealth, lifestyle and life expectancy this can bring. The benefits you’ll experience in the short and long term are well worth the work it takes to achieve, and you’re four times more likely to quit smoking with our support than if you go it alone. Click here to get in touch and receive your personal quit plan.

Move more

Physical activity is easy to take up and has an immediate effect, reducing your risk of developing illnesses and improving your wellbeing. We deliver a wide range of physical activity classes, including weekly walking and exercise groups. We also offer personal support from a Health and Wellbeing Coach who will complete a physical activity assessment with you and help you set personal goals to be more active. Click here to find out more about our Move More programme.

Cook Well

Our Cook Well service teaches you how to cook healthy, delicious and money saving meals for you and your family. Learning how to cook  is a great way to help you save money and improve your health and wellbeing. To find out more about our Cook Well classes, click here.

Eat Well

Healthy eating is about eating a balanced diet which contains a variety of foods. Eating poorly and becoming overweight or obese increases your risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers. Our Eat Well service gives you free access to health and wellbeing coaches who can help you improve what you eat.

To find out more about our Eat Well classes, click here.

Health is a human right, and universal health coverage is about making sure that all people can get quality health services, where and when they need them. For more information on our services, visit One You Leeds.


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The body mass index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy. The BMI calculation divides an adult's weight in kilograms by their height in metres squared.

Eligibility Criteria
Our Cooking Skills courses are £8 per session for 8 sessions. However, you may be eligible for a subsidised rate of £2 per session, if you:

• Are from a BME community
• Are from a new or emerging community
• Have or are at risk of developing a long term health condition
• Are pregnant (including your partner)
• Have a mild to moderate health condition
• Are a care leaver
• Are in receipt of benefits