New health assessment service for over 40s launched

Employers, including Tesco, are introducing a new NHS service to staff which gives over-40s a free and confidential online lifestyle assessment, after it went live today.

NHS MidLifeCheck covers issues such as smoking, healthy eating, alcohol, physical activity and emotional wellbeing. It tells the user what they are doing well and how making small changes can help them to improve their health and wellbeing in other areas.

Staff who use MidLifeCheck get tailored advice and simple tips on how to make healthier choices to improve their lifestyle and are directed to further points of information and national and local services available.

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