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28TH JUNE 2017

Picture taken less than 5 minutes’ walk from West Suffolk House.

Contribute towards your emotional and physical health and wellbeing by exploring green space over your lunchtime.

Click here to access self-guided walks (using the search term ‘SCC’) starting from local council offices and town centres in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds with Lowestoft coming soon.

The walks range from 10 to 30 minutes in length to suit all abilities and can be downloaded from the link straight to your smartphone. To guide your choice, each walk has a brief description and photographs attached.

If you’re feeling inspired, you can either plot your own route at https://www.plotaroute.com/routeplanneror get in touch via HealthandWellbeing@suffolk.gov.uk

 

The Benefits of Walking

12th October 2017

 

Earlier this year I joined the OneLife Suffolk Health Walks Team as their Health Walks co-ordinator for East Suffolk. We deliver fabulous walks across Suffolk including the beautiful coastline, town centres, countryside, heathlands and farmlands.

Walking really can…

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OneLife Suffolk – One Year On

25th August 2017

We are pleased to say that the OneLife “One Year On” report is now available for download via our website

In our first year 15,000 Suffolk residents accessed health interventions through OneLife Suffolk including 1,500 adults who have completed a weight management programme…

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Know your risk this Christmas

15th December 2016

With a variety of genetic and lifestyle factors determining our risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, OneLife are urging everyone to find out if they are at risk this Christmas.

The campaign, which is being supported by GPs and pharmacies, wants everyone in Suffolk to take the Diabetes…

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We’re supporting families following NCMP results

10th November 2016

OneLife Suffolk are offering support for parents across the county following the release of the latest annual measurements of children’s body mass index (BMI).

Figures released today reveal that following a national trend a growing number of children in Suffolk are overweight…

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Step out in Suffolk with the new Health Walks brochure!

10th November 2016

With autumn making its appearance across the county it can only mean one thing…the launch of Stepping Out in Suffolk’s autumn/winter Health Walks Brochure.

Jam-packed with over 250 walks suitable for all ages and abilities there’s an excuse for everyone to don their hats,…

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Suffolk smokers urged to quit for Stoptober

22nd September 2016

OneLife Suffolk hit the road this week to welcome the return of Stoptober – the national 28-day stop smoking challenge – in the form of a three-day roadshow.

Suffolk County Council’s integrated healthy lifestyle service parked up in three of the county’s key towns; Lowestoft,…

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Suffolk’s 150 minute movers prove age is just a number

12th September 2016

Suffolk’s active 65-85 year olds are inspiring others to move more by sharing their stories for OneLife Suffolk’s Active Ageing campaign.

From avid gym goers to walking footballers, our county’s older generation are proving they’ve still got it for 150 minutes and more.

The…

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Childhood Obesity Strategy

18th August 2016

OneLife Suffolk, welcomes focus on childhood obesity following launch of government strategy

In response to the launch of the government’s childhood obesity strategy, OneLife Suffolk, the county’s leading health service provider, aim to continue their mission to help local…

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A night at the OneLife Oscars

8th July 2016

Last night Suffolk students celebrated their commitment to healthy living in style with the full red carpet treatment at the first OneLife Suffolk Oscars.

16 schools took part in a project to create short films showcasing powerful and often unique approaches to positive health,…

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Sudbury is Swapping Strawberries for Swims

14th June 2016

Sudbury retailers are getting fruity this summer in a fight to get kids eating their 5 a day.

Suppliers already add stickers to their produce, but to help people get more out of it, volunteers, as part of a project led by Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service and Suffolk’s Public…

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Two Awards Set to Honor West Suffolk Sporting Stars

14th June 2016

If it wasn’t enough that Bury St Edmunds was crowned Suffolk’s most active town, the county is set to continue celebrating with not one, but two sports awards in St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath.

St Edmundsbury Sports Awards kicked off its 10th year last week but it’s the first…

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Have You Got What it Takes to Beat the Street?

13th June 2016

Sudbury is set to become a real life game, as part of a walking and cycling competition that is taking the UK by storm.

Beat the Street, encourages players to walk, cycle and run around their town logging their journeys as they go. Residents will be given cards to tap against…

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The Suffolk Show 2016

7th June 2016

The team had a great time at the Suffolk Show on the 1st and 2nd of June. We carried out lots of health checks and mini health MOTs and taught everyone about the importance of minding your sugar intake!

Keep an eye out for the team at future events in your area. 

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OneLife Suffolk Launch Event

16th May 2016

Join us at one of our three launch events across Suffolk. The partnership behind OneLife Suffolk will be outlining the offer and how we can work with local stakeholders to achieve health and wellbeing for all in Suffolk.

If you’re interested in attending, head to www.bookwhen.com/onelifesuffolk…

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Join the Club!

20th April 2016

The OneLife Suffolk Club is for anyone that’s unsure if they are ready to access a service. Anyone can call the team and find out when and where their nearest Club session is running. Here, they can speak to their local team face-to-face and decide for themselves if they would like…

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Activity Icons on Food Packaging Could Help with Healthy Living

8th April 2016

If you knew that to burn off the calories in a blueberry muffin, you’d need to walk for 48 minutes, would you make a healthier choice? Shirley Cramer, chief executive of the Royal Society for Public Health thinks a simple icon on food packaging showing how many minutes of walking…

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