Park Mall Shopping Centre has already welcomed the health shop One You in the beginning of the year, which helps visitors kick-start a healthy lifestyle change.
After a successful 4 month trial period in Ashford Town Centre, the One You shop now has recently completed a refurbishment!
For many people it is difficult to have a healthier lifestyle because there are so many daily life obstacles that may appear to get in the way.
Such as time constraints, work-life balance, family, relationships.
It usually is challenging to take care of yourself when the focus is on your environment.
Having someone to speak to you and advise you on the best steps to kick-start your health is essential!
Set up as a health initiative jointly with ABC, Kent County Council Public Health and Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (KCHFT).
One You was first set up for a 4 month period in Park Mall to evaluate the impact of such a service in Ashford.
It had received a lot of interest since its initial launch and the benefit as well as the positive feedback was clear.
Due to this lovely news,
One You has recently been under refurbishment for 2 weeks and now it is complete and fully open again!
The refurbishment involved the fix of an extra consultation room. There is also now an area for mothers to breastfeed their babies.
This means it can now accommodate more people with the new space for one-on-one support.
It is delightful to see Ashford having a designated spot where local residents can take advantage of and receive personalised health support.
If you are living or working in Ashford, this is an exceptional opportunity for you and your family to know about.
One You has already shared success stories from patients that have overcome health challenges!
Alan Wood and Gareth Burnett have recently quit smoking from the 1 to 1 service support at the OneYou in Ashford. And there are many more patients which continue to progress through a positive lifestyle change.
The 'booth of truth' is there for you to discover your true weight and total body fat. You can then measure your height for the staff to calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index). Advice about how to reach and maintain a healthy weight & lifestyle is then provided if you may be worried.
The advisers are very good at their jobs. They give good advice and help when you need it. My tip is to take each step at a time and stay mentally strong.
- Alan Wood
My advice to others looking to quit smoking is to only try if they are really ready to quit. It's been much easier than I expected.
- Gareth Burnett
The gentleman behind this painting is another patient that recently stopped smoking. He was a keen painter in his youth and wanted to articulate this. He discovered a painting course being held at the Shaw Trust Live Well Centre and decided to join. The painting is meant to portray the light when things around are dark. It depicts the journey he has made despite having COPD, he has changed his lifestyle, overcome several addictions, and not only looks but feels much better.
The staff are welcoming and can support your individual health challenges whatever they may be. One You can help you with:
The personalised health support for these areas is completely FREE.
They also provide FREE NHS Health Checks covering:
On the spot blood pressure checks
See what time they are open for you to visit here
You will discover a lot of truth about health...
They have lots of information, programmes and community initiatives that can apply to you.
Pop in for a friendly chat and meet the lovely staff in Park Mall Shopping Centre!
One You also has an official app offering everything from body trackers to nutritional healthy recipes.
Also, before you pop in you can...
Start your progress online with a quiz and get a FREE personalized health score when you complete this 10 minute quiz.
There are no excuses for you to make a positive lifestyle change and encourage those around you!
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