Most of us like to keep on top of our own health, but how much do you actually know about your body?
At LloydsPharmacy we have some tests you can take in our pharmacies to help you understand your current health.
Our pharmacists can also offer advice and support on ways you can improve your health.
Blood Glucose Levels
Blood glucose levels
Over three million people in the UK have diabetes according to Diabetes UK1 with almost 9 in ten of those living with type 2 diabetes. They also estimate that there are nearly 1 million people living with type 2 diabetes without knowing it. An indicator of your risk of type 2 diabetes is a simple blood glucose reading.
At LloydsPharmacy we offer a FREE screening service to determine whether you are at risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes . It’s completely confidential and only takes a few minutes.
Over 40? Inactive? Have a family history of high cholesterol? Smoke?
Did you know you could be at risk of having high cholesterol and heart disease? What many people don’t realise is that it can often be prevented by taking simple steps to look after your heart.
The Cholesterol & Heart Check Service at LloydsPharmacy identifies how likely you are to develop heart disease in the next ten years…and helps you to prevent it.
Customers over the age of 18 can take advantage of the FREE Cholesterol & Heart Check however, you may fall into an ‘at risk’ category. Find out if you are risk.
Not sure what your Body Mass Index is? (BMI) Here’s how to work it out for yourself!
Step 1. Weigh yourself in kilograms (kg) Step 2. Measure your height in meters (m) Step 3. Divide your weight by your height Step 4. Divide that answer (weight/height) by your height again! Step 5. This number is your BMI!
For most adults, an ideal BMI is in the 18.5 to 24.9 range. If your BMI is 25 or more, you weigh more than is ideal for your height. If your BMI is less than 18.5, you weigh less than is ideal for your height.
Want to get a bit fitter to maintain a healthy weight. Here’s our guide to fitness trackers that can help. Want a full body analysis? Check out our Body Analysis Scales! They can determine your weight, body fat percentage, body mass index (BMI), water percentage, muscle percentage, bone mass percentage and estimated calories intake.
Want to change your diet as well as exercise more? Why not take a look at myDNA, a weight management test that can tell you want diet type is best for you based on your DNA.
Most adults are at risk of high blood pressure and many people don’t have symptoms of high blood pressure so it’s important you get checked!
Although all adults are at risk of having high blood pressure, if you fall into the below categories, you are at a higher risk of having increased blood pressure. So get yourself checked out for FREE!
- You’re older – Did you know more than 50% of people over the age of 60 have high blood pressure?
- You have a family history of high blood pressure or heart disease
- You’re overweight and don’t do much exercise
- You’re of Asian or African-Caribbean descent
- You drink more than 2-3 units of alcohol a day
- Your diet includes a lot of salt – processed foods are often high in salt
- You don’t eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
- Our pharmacy team will be happy to discuss any blood pressure concerns you have