If you want to start 2014 on a healthy note, why not book yourself into a free NHS health check?
The West Sussex Southern Prevention Assessment Team (PAT) runs regular health checks at the Durrington Community Centre in Romany Road, Worthing.
Health checks are free and are available to anyone aged between 40 and 74-years-old without an existing condition (such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or kidney disease).
They are run by health advisers from the PAT and focus on preventing major causes of illness, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.
These conditions are often avoidable and a health check could help to identify any possible issues before a problem develops.
West Sussex County Council Cabinet Member for Community Wellbeing Christine Field said: “Make one of your new year’s resolutions for 2014 a health-focused one and book yourself in for a free health check.
“Our modern lifestyles can have long-term health implications we might not necessarily be aware of. Having a health check is a chance to reassess your lifestyle and look at changing any factors to improve your health for the future.”
The health check lasts for half an hour and includes a blood pressure check, a cholesterol test, a discussion about family history, and assessment of lifestyle factors (such as smoking) and levels of physical activity.
They are confidential and must be booked in advance. To book your free health check please call: 01273 268900.
To find out more about the Prevention Assessment Teams and health checks visit the website.