Private health assessment options
There are numerous options if you want a mid-life MOT with a private provider.
Some offer the same checks as the NHS and others offer more, from cardio-respiratory fitness tests to cardiac CT. There are also clinics that provide complementary screening, such as hair analysis to reveal vitamin and mineral deficiencies, or bio-resonance tests to measure energy levels. (Buyer beware -- Not all of these diagnostic tests have proven benefits.)
• Realise Health Assessment
Realise is our new approach to lifestyle health assessments. Working with LiveSmart, we have combined blood analysis, a review of lifestyle factors and (this is the game-changer) some telephone coaching (3 calls over 3 months) with a registered dietitian. So we don’t just assess your health, we stick with you and help you to make sustainable changes to improve it.
Find out more about Realise Health Assessments.
• Nuffield and BMI health assessments
If you’re an AXA Health member, you can enjoy a 25% discount off health assessments with BMI and Nuffield. Please log in to your Servicing area for more information.
The NHS Health Check
The NHS offers you a free health check every 5 years if you’re aged between 40 and 74 and do not have a pre-existing condition.
The check includes a range of routine health tests and questions about your diet, exercise, and lifestyle. The results give your doctor a clearer picture of your risk of developing heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and some forms of dementia. If identified early, these conditions can be treated more successfully or even prevented.
The NHS Health Check is carried out by a healthcare professional such as a practice nurse at your GP surgery. They will discuss the results with you and you will be given advice and support to help you address any areas of concern.
What the test involves:
Start your healthy lifestyle right now…
With or without one of these health assessments, you can kick start a healthier lifestyle right now. You don’t need an MOT to tell you that your car has a problem, so why wait for a test result before you address those areas of your life that you know are not so healthy?
If you know deep down that you need to stop lounging on the sofa, eat more fruit and veg, or drink less alcohol…you can start that today! You can find plenty of inspiration in our Wellbeing pages to get you started. And always remember, we're here to support you. If you have any questions about any health issue, including how to improve your diet or activity levels, contact our Ask the Expert team for help, whenever and wherever you need us.
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