Check in for a healthy 2017

Free health checks for Erewash residents will be on offer at Erewash Borough Council’s leisure centres throughout this year as part of the drive for healthier lifestyles.
 
The comprehensive 30-minute health checks will rotate around the council’s four leisure centres on Mondays, with the first appointments available for residents on Monday 9 January at West Park Leisure Centre in Long Eaton.
 
The health checks will be carried out by fully trained staff and include heart health, blood pressure, waist to hip ratio, body compositional analysis, height and weight, and a healthy lifestyle questionnaire. Optional cholesterol and glucose tests are also on offer.
 
Customers will be given personal feedback and lifestyle recommendations such as physical activity, stopping smoking, weight management, alcohol awareness and emotional wellbeing. All health checks are strictly private and confidential to the customer. 
 
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
 
“It’s a new year and this is a great opportunity for residents to make a new start to improve their health and lifestyles. The key aim of these checks is to help residents be more aware of the state of their health and the things they can do to improve their lifestyle.
 
“Many serious health conditions can often be prevented if caught early so booking in for a health check will be one of the best resolutions many of us make. Just 30 minutes of your time could help save your life.”
 
Six 30 minute evening appointments will be available at the leisure centres. For details of the dates visit www.erewash.gov.uk/healthchecks or to make a booking, residents should contact the leisure centres – West Park Leisure Centre, Long Eaton, 0115 946 1400; Victoria Park Leisure Centre, Ilkeston, 0115 944 0400; Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston, 0115 930 2033; and Friesland Sports Centre, Sandiacre, 0115 949 0400