Mayor of Thurrock urges residents to have a health check up

Thurrock Gazette: Mayor Councillor Tony Fish having his check up with Christine Smith from Vitality Mayor Councillor Tony Fish having his check up with Christine Smith from Vitality

THE Mayor of Thurrock has urged residents to arrange a health check to avoid problems later down the line.

Councillor Tony Fish was speaking after he and council staff undertook a series of tests for blood pressure and cholesterol levels from a healthcare trainer from Vitality, an Essex health and well being service.

Anybody aged 40-74 who has no pre-diagnosed long-term health problems, such as diabetes, is being urged to have a check.

Mr Fish said: “Although, of course, I do have a long-term condition, I think it is important to highlight that these health checks are available for everyone.

“Most people don’t go to see their doctor until there is a problem at which point it could be too late. These simple tests can identify potential health issues before they become a problem and action can be taken to stop them developing.

“Prevention is better than cure every time.”

To organise a check up call Vitality on 0800 0778000.

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4:34pm Tue 11 Feb 14

cynic all says...

That's the trouble with this country to many meaningless titles given to people , Makes them full of self importance. Why do we need Sirs Lords Viscounts Mayors etc it only encourages them to wear silly Chains and Robes .We are in the 21st century not the 19th
That's the trouble with this country to many meaningless titles given to people , Makes them full of self importance. Why do we need Sirs Lords Viscounts Mayors etc it only encourages them to wear silly Chains and Robes .We are in the 21st century not the 19th cynic all
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