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I've taken my NHS health check

Check yourself blood pressure

 

The NHS Health Check is a free check up for people aged 40 - 74. It can tell you whether you’re at higher risk of getting certain health problems such as;

  • Heart disease

  • Diabetes

  • Kidney disease

  • Stroke

During an appointment you can expect your blood pressure, cholesterol and BMI to be checked.

I have taken my NHS Health Check 

- But what do my results mean?

High Blood Pressure

High blood pressure increases the risk of serious health problems like heart attack, stroke and type 2 diabetes

Find out more about your high blood pressure score

Alcohol 

The more you drink, the higher the risk of serious health problems including liver disease

Find out more about your alcohol use score

Cholesterol 

High cholesterol can increase the risk of stroke and heart attack. Make small changes today and feel the benefits 

Find out what your cholesterol result means

Body Mass Index

Your Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure that uses your height and weight to work out if your weight is healthy

Find out what your BMI score means

Diabetes

Many people have type 2 diabetes without realising it, however it can lead to serious health conditions

Find out more about your risk of developing diabetes

Physical Activity

Physical activity can reduce your risk of having over 20 different health conditions including dementia

Find out how to increase your amount of physical activity

I have not taken an NHS Health Check

- So what should I do next?

Take a Self Assessment

Get an NHS Health Check

You are important! You maybe eligible for a free NHS health check if you are aged 40  - 74 and living in the borough of Sutton. Checks are also offered after 6pm and on the weekends. If you would like to find out more call:

Mobile Apps

Active 10 

Active 10 tracks your walking and shows you when to increase your pace to benefit your health. The app is designed to make walking and exercise just part of your daily routine

This is a picture of Active 10 app

NHS Smokefree

The NHS smokefree app can provide you with daily support and motivation. If you stay smokefree for the 4 week programe, youre up to 5 times more likely to quit for good!

smokefree app