Monday, 31 March 2014

FREE Health Checks - your health matters!

North West Leicestershire residents can get a free health check on Tuesday 8 April at Whitwick Methodist Church.


The health checks, which are held by North West Leicestershire District Council’s Stronger and Safer Communities Team will take place between 2pm and 6pm.


Activities for children and fun exercise challenges with prizes for all ages and fruit juice sampling will go alongside the tests in the health check, which include:


·         Cholesterol levels


·         Blood pressure


·         Body mass index screenings


Those attending the event will also be able to get a range of health and well-being advice, including the new posture analysis screening, advice on how to stop smoking, diet and nutrition, back to basics cookery and much more.


Councillor Alison Smith MBE, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Community Services at North West Leicestershire District Council, said: “These free health checks can highlight any problems that need to be addressed, and they can also reassure people who might be worried about their health unnecessarily.  The team is well trained and very approachable, and I would encourage anyone who has a spare half hour on Tuesday to head down to Whitwick Methodist Church and get their free health check.  It promises to be a fun, family event.”


For further information contact Julie Summerton 01530 454541 or e mail julie.summerton@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

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