Making better choices can have a huge influence on our health – but it’s not always easy in our busy lives.
- CHECK YOURSELF
Had your midlife MOT?
Free NHS health checks for 40-74 year-olds in Haringey.
Get checked out and receive expert advice on maintaining or improving your health. This simple test can help you reduce the risk of developing avoidable health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.
The health check takes about 20 to 30 minutes and consists of:
- Some simple questions
- Blood pressure, height and weight measurements
- A blood test to check your cholesterol
This simple test can help you reduce the risk of developing avoidable health problems, including diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease and dementia.
Where can I get my blood pressure checked?
Most GP practices in Haringey have blood pressure machines which are free for use or you can visit the following pharmacies which have blood pressure monitors that you can use for free.
We’re working with the below pharmacies to offer blood pressure checks:
- Saigrace Pharmacy: 93 Tottenham Ln, Tottenham, London N8 9BG
- Amy Pharmacy: 53 Park Road, Crouch End, N8 8SY
- Clockwork Pharmacy & Travel Vaccination Clinic: 9 Queens Parade, Brownlow Road, London N11 2DN
- Parade Chemist, 25 Grand Parade, Green Lanes, Haringey, London, N4 1LG
- Phillips Chemist, 193 Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London, N17 6XF
If you’re aged 40 – 74, you can also get your blood pressure checked as part of an NHS Health Check.
You can also buy blood pressure monitors from £15 that you can use at home. You can purchase these at most pharmacies or online. Follow these simple steps to make sure your readings are accurate.
Be proactive about your health – get started today!
If you are concerned about your health and are outside the above age range, or live in an area where NHS Health Checks are not currently being offered, please contact your GP.
- WATCH YOUR WEIGHT
Want to eat well and lose weight?
Maintaining a healthy weight is important for your overall health.
Free 12 week course:
- Fun & supportive classes that will help you achieve and maintain a healthier weight.
- Our course is designed by experts and is proven to help you lose weight in a safe and sustainable way.
- Classes are for 1 hour, every week for 12 weeks. Sign up to find your local one!
- BE SMOKE FREE
What’s your reason to quit?
There are lots of good reasons to stop smoking. And you’re four times more likely to quit with our support than if you go it alone.
Use our free support to give up. Have a weekly one-to-one or group appointment with an expert adviser who will provide all the support you need to stop.
We can also provide Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) or prescription only medication where required.
Now is the right time to quit. Start today.
- DRINK LESS
Want to drink less alcohol?
Personal support to help you discover ways to cut back on alcohol and the benefits you’ll experience.
Our support is free and can help reduce your risk of developing illnesses and improve your wellbeing.
There is no ‘safe’ drinking level. Regularly drinking more than the low risk level of 14 unites a week can contribute to the development of some cancers, stroke, heart disease and liver disease.
We can help you find ways to reduce your intake and lower the risks to your health.
Sign up for more information.
- MOVE MORE
How much have you moved today?
Get expert free advice on getting active!
Physical activity is easy to take up and has an immediate effect, reducing your risk of developing illnesses and improving your wellbeing.
If you’re not as active as you should be you are putting your health and quality of life at risk.
It is medically proven that people who do regular physical activity have up to a 50% lower risk of diabetes, 35% lower risk of heart disease and stroke and 30% lower risk of depression and dementia.
We can help you develop an activity plan and find fun and easy ways to help you get active.
Sign up for more information.