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By Linda Aston on 11/10/16 | Category - Events

Living Well Week

Living Well Week is a community wide event, organised by Woking Borough Council. Open to everyone, the week is designed to encourage people to make small changes in lifestyle habits that can have a positive impact on future health and wellbeing.

As part of Living Well Week, Foodwise will be running a free introductory cookery session at The Lighthouse, between 1pm and 3pm on Monday 17th October.

Participants will be invited to sign-up for a five-week course starting Monday 31 October, 1pm, in the kitchens at the H.G. Wells Conference and Events Centre.

Unhealthy lifestyles & behaviours causing early death

Around 40% of all deaths in the UK are caused by unhealthy lifestyles and behaviours. According to a Lancet study Britain's obesity levels are the second worst in Europe, with six in ten adults obese. Poor diet is fuelling diseases such as type two diabetes, with a 60 per cent rise in cases over the past decade, and obesity is on course to overtake smoking as the leading cause of cancer.

The good news is it’s never too late to make a change, and even a small change can make a big difference to our wellbeing. Living healthily in midlife can double your chances of being healthy at 70 and beyond. Living Well Week is a chance to take time out to focus on our health, to reappraise our lifestyles and to get help where needed.

For full details of what's on during Living Well Week, please download the brochure.

References:
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-launches-one-you
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/06/seven-in-ten-deaths-fuelled-by-diet-and-lifestyle-factors-study/

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