Hull residents urged to adopt healthier lifestyles

Published: Monday 7th March 2016 by KCFM

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Some 1,500 Hull people have died from preventable conditions over the past three years, figures have revealed.

Subsequently a new campaign has been launched in the city to encourage people to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The One You project has been launched in Hull in a bid to reduce the number of preventable deaths in the city every year.

Research indicates that a third (32 per cent) of adults in Hull are physically inactive, while 40 die from smoking-related illnesses every month.

Julia Weldon, Hull City Council’s director of public health, is urging adults to take control of their health.

She said: “We still see more than 500 people in this city dying every year from preventable conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and (Type 2) diabetes. All of these are preventable conditions.

“There are very small steps that we can make that will have a significant difference to that figure and to people leading really healthier lives now and being healthier in later years.

“It’s never too late to get your health back on track. People just need to understand the impact that some of those daily choices we make around our lifestyle have significant impact in our middle years and later life.

“This isn’t just about being smoke-free, it’s about eating healthier, eating less, moving more and drinking alcohol at recommended levels.”

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Published: Monday 7th March 2016 by KCFM

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