No one likes going to the doctor, but the NHS Health Check isn't designed to scare people.
Quite the opposite – it can spot signs of trouble early and give you the tools to improve your health and wellbeing, leading to a longer and happier later life.
Taking simple steps to improve your lifestyle – such as eating more healthily, doing regular exercise, drinking sensibly and losing excess weight – can dramatically increase your chances of being able to live life to the full as you get older.
The NHS Health Check is a great way to motivate you to make these changes. Research has shown that even a brief chat with a health professional is very effective at encouraging you to do more exercise – and stick to it.
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