Isle adults invited for health MOTs

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It’s back to school time - and hands-free adults in the Isle can prepare for winter with an early free NHS health check.

To qualify you must live in North Lincolnshire, be aged between 40 and 74 and not already being treated for pre-existing medical conditions (including heart problems, high blood pressure/cholesterol, stroke, kidney disease or diabetes).

The health check is carried out by a nurse who will measure blood pressure, pulse, weight and height, cholesterol, waist measurement and body mass index (BMI).

You will be asked a series of lifestyle questions about your activity levels and diet, then given a score for your risk of developing heart disease over the next 10 years. Advice and support for preventing this, along with conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes will be offered.

Tests are carried out on the day and you get immediate results with an explanation as to what they mean. The health checks nurse can refer people to other services including the health trainers and GPs.

Sessions are held in convenient community locations and are held on a drop-in basis but appointments are also available.

To book your free health check call 01724 292170.