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One You

About One You

One You helps adults across the country avoid future diseases caused by modern lifestyles.

Everyday habits and behaviours - such as eating too much unhealthy food, drinking more alcohol than is recommended, continuing to smoke and not being active enough - are responsible for around 40% of all deaths in England,1 and cost the NHS more than £11 billion a year.2 

One You encourages people to reappraise their lifestyle choices, put themselves first and do something about their own health. It reminds people that it’s never too late to improve their health - making small lifestyle changes such as eating well, drinking less alcohol, quitting smoking or being more active can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond.3 

It encourages adults to take part in a free online health quiz, called ‘How Are You’, to identify where they can make small changes. The quiz provides personalised recommendations and directs people to tools and advice created by experts to help them take action where it’s most needed.

You can take the quiz here and view the One You website here.



1 Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). GBD Compare - Public Health England. Seattle, WA: IHME, University of Washington, 2015. Available
at: [Last Accessed: 11 February 2016]

2 A sum of £3.5bn (alcohol costs), £2bn (smoking costs) and £6.1bn (Overweight and obesity) which are the biggest lifestyle risks. This figure does not take into
consideration the cost of diet and physical activity as this overlaps with obesity and diabetes costs

3 Lang, I. A., et al. (2012). "Healthy behaviours in middle age: Long-term consequences for functioning and mortality." Age and Ageing 41.