Most of us like to keep on top of our own health, but how much do you actually know about your body?
Blood glucose levels
Over three million people in the UK have diabetes, but it is thought that up to another one million people have Type 2 Diabetes without knowing. When was the last time you checked your blood glucose level?
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.
Find out more about the Type 2 Diabetes Screening Service now.
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.
Worried you may need to get fitter and lose a few pounds? Check out these great fitness gadgets that could help you!
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.
Not into fancy technology? Why not take a look at our weight management ranges including Slimfast, alli, adios, Slim Sip, XLS and more!
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