One You - Check Yourself

Being the right weight for you height will help you stay healthy. Although many people put on weight as they get older, this can be avoided by building more activity into your daily routine and by eating a healthy diet. 

Local Support and Advice

Speak to your GP or local health professional for more information and support.

Being a healthy weight in pregnancy:  Although you will be putting on weight in pregnancy as your baby grows, limiting the amount of extra weight gain in pregnancy will improve your health and your baby's, both now and in the future.  Managing your weight in pregnancy is not about dieting or trying to lose weight. It's about looking after yourself and your baby by eating healthily and keeping active.

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust offers personalised one to one support for women who want to maintain a healthy weight in pregnancy. For more information, please contact the Health in Pregnancy Support Service on 07810 506935.

Further Information and Support

Visit the Tommy’s website for more information on how to look after yourself in pregnancy. http://www.tommys.org/pregnancy/weight

Virgin Care Services Limited will provide the majority of the services previously provided by Sirona Care & Health from 1 April 2017. The services will still provide the same support, be funded in the same way and in most cases you will continue to see the same colleagues as you have seen before. If you have questions, please speak to the team from the service you work with – or you can contact Virgin Care’s Customer Services Team on 0300 303 9509, or by email: customerservices@virgincare.co.uk. See http://bathneshealthandcare.nhs.uk/

NHS Health Check

Last year in Bath & North East Somerset over 6000 people took up the offer of a free NHS Health Check.

The NHS Health Check programme is delivered through all GP Surgeries in Bath and North East Somerset.

Everyone aged 40 – 74, who has not been diagnosed with heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, will be invited for a NHS Health Check once every five years.

The free Check is to assess a person’s risk of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. It takes about 20 – 30 minutes and includes simple tests to check cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI. You will receive the results of these tests at the Check and be told what they mean for you. Some people may have to have an additional blood test depending on their results.

You will be given personalised advice on how to lower your risk and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Treatment or medication may be prescribed to help you maintain your health.

Even if you’re feeling well, it’s worth having your NHS Health Check now so you can lower your chances of developing these health problems in the future. If you receive a letter from your GP inviting you for a Check please do take up the offer.

For further information about the NHS Health Check talk to your GP or visit:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/nhs-health-check/Pages/nhs-health-check.aspx

How healthy is your heart? Use this tool to find out if your heart age is higher or lower than your actual age:  https://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/heartage.aspx 

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