The team at OneLife Suffolk understand that having a health check can be very scary, particularly if you are worried about your health. We are here to provide the tools & information to enable you to get more healthy, in a safe & effective way.
How can I improve my results?
Reducing your BMI can help with many red flags that may come up in a health check, not only will reducing your weight help your joints it will also reduce the stress on your heart and reduce your blood pressure. Please see our FREE weight support groups that can help you with this.
Reducing blood pressure
Cutting down on salt (to 6g a day) and caffeine.
If your cholesterol test shows results outside the healthy range, your health professional will provide advice to help lower your cholesterol through dietary changes. You may also want to contact your GP about available medications for this issue.
Your physical activity score
As part of your health check, you will be given a physical activity score. There is an increasing amount of evidence to suggest that increasing your physical activity levels can reduce your chance of developing conditions such as high blood pressure and even dementia!
It is recommended that everyone should do at least 150 min of physical activity per week. This can be spaced out through a week, please see the following link for suggestions of what to do: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/
Cutting back on drinking
Men and women are not advised to drink more than 14 units a week. Which is roughly equivalent to 6 pints of beer, or 6 glasses of wine.
For more information please visit Drink Aware.