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Make your health a priority…
We carried out a study of 2000 Brits to find out how, as a nation, our health has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
We found that, worryingly, people have missed check-ups and appointments during this time for everything from stress to cancer.
With six in ten Brits avoiding booking health appointments during the pandemic – as they didn’t want to be a burden or catch COVID, and more than one in five missing or cancelling a routine health check-up including cholesterol checks, important blood tests and gynaecology appointments.
Almost four in ten had their appointment postponed by healthcare professionals which included all-important cervical smear tests, prostate checks and mammograms.
Plus, 82% of Brits who were working from home during the pandemic cited stress, weight and tiredness as health issues they became concerned about, however these were also the top concerns people avoided getting checked out during the pandemic, along with headaches and hair loss.
More than a quarter also revealed they feel more anxious about their health that ever before, and that the pandemic has made them want to get their general health checked over more often.
Let’s Feel Great Again Britain…
In a bid to get Brits feeling great again, Pall Mall has launched a brand-new health screen, The Ultimate Health Screen. A personal health assessment using some of the most advanced diagnostic testing available.
Plus, we have also teamed up with nutrition and fitness app, Jonple, to offer 500 free subscriptions to their app.
How can I claim my free Jonple subscription?
To claim your free subscription complete our ‘How Healthy are you’ quiz
Watch Scott Thomas having an ultimate health screen
Why do I need a health screen?
To enjoy life to the full you need to be in the best possible health.
Being proactive with your health by undergoing a health screen can help you to gain a better awareness and understanding of your health and ensure that you are living a healthy lifestyle.
Screening can help detect a problem before you even experience any symptoms. This way you can be better informed and have the best chance of effective treatment.
What’s involved in the Ultimate Health Screen?
A detailed and discreet, personal health assessment performed by one of our private GPs to combine your medical history, lifestyle factors and a physical examination with some of the most advanced diagnostic testing available including:
- A PLAC & Q-Risk3 cardiac assessment to predict your risk of coronary heart disease
- A Lung CDT test for early detection of lung cancer
- An advanced HbA1c diabetes test to look for signs of metabolic disease
- A PSA check for prostate cancer or CA125 check for ovarian cancer
- A detailed review of your liver and kidney function In-depth thyroid tests
- Essential vitamins check, such as Vitamin D and B12, important if you’re suffering from weakness, fatigue or brain fog.
Tips and advice
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Every gym user has once been new to the gym and at some point we have all made a mistake or two, however, it’s important to move on from the mistakes or avoid them completely.
Too Much Too Soon
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Introducing the new post-lockdown health screen
After a year of working from home, staying inside and being kept away from our friends and family, the COVID pandemic has had an impact on everyone’s health, with many of us exercising less, making more frequent unhealthy diet choices and experiencing increased anxiety and stress.
To enjoy life to the full you need to be in the best possible health. That means more than just a healthy nutritious diet and lots of exercise. It also means taking every opportunity to make sure that everything is as it should be, medically.
Could lockdown have negatively impacted your health?
A study of 2,000 adults found that top worries during the pandemic included stress, back ache and blood pressure – but millions kept their issues to themselves rather than seeking professional help.
More than one in five (22 per cent) also missed or cancelled a routine health check-up and 39 per cent had them postponed by health care professionals.
A third admitted they didn’t make an appointment in the first place as they thought the issue would get better over time, whilst four in 10 didn’t want to be a burden.
A guide to consuming 5 a day
The guideline of the consumption of five portions of fruit and vegetables came from the World Health Organisation (WHO). It is recommended that children and adults consume at least 400g of fruit and vegetables a day to avoid chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer and obesity. The consumption of fruit and vegetables is also important to prevent deficiencies and health problems that may be associated with micronutrient deficiency.
Understanding motivation – Your get up and go
We’ve all heard the phrase get up and go, right? Well, what does it mean?
Think about it, it’s that feeling that we get to take action, to engage in activity or aim ourselves towards a goal.
What has motivated you to start your health and fitness journey? Is it losing weight, building fitness, supporting what you’re already doing with nutrition and fitness or perhaps learning more about how psychology can support you in these goals?