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by | Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 | News

6 – 12 September is ‘Know Your Numbers!’ week, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of high blood pressure and encourage all UK adults to get a blood pressure check.

In Plymouth, it couldn’t be easier to Know Your Numbers, thanks to FREE NHS Health Checks from our Wellbeing Team for eligible people aged 40 – 74.

An NHS Health Check is a great way to get advice on keeping yourself healthy and active.  As we get older, there is a higher risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, diabetes or dementia. A FREE NHS Health Check can help you reduce these risks and make sure that you stay healthy.

The check takes 40 mins and is based on straightforward questions and measurements such as blood pressure, pulse, body mass index (BMI) and a finger prick test for cholesterol.  During your appointment you will be taken through your results and offered advice and support on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Please call the Wellbeing Team on 01752 (4)37177 for information regarding eligibility and to book an appt.

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