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During January, NHS Grampian healthpoints will be promoting their A New Year, A New You campaign.

The healthpoints will be inviting the public to come in for information and advice on stopping smoking, weight management, physical activity and to get their free mini-lifestyle check.

Healthpoint advisors will be available to carry out these mini-lifestyle checks. These checks are confidential and take on average 20-30 minutes each to conduct.

The session covers measurement of height, weight, calculation and importantly an explanation of BMI (Body Mass Index) and an explanation of blood pressure measurement.

The healthpoint advisor will discuss the results of these measurements with the customer, as well as offer support regarding aspects of health behaviour such as: smoking, alcohol consumption, exercise, diet, stress management, mental health and wellbeing, as appropriate.

These checks will be available in all NHS Grampian healthpoint locations including the Aberdeen Indoor Market.

The healthpoint at the Indoor Market is open Monday to Saturday from 10am - 4pm.

NHS Grampian healthpoints offer free, confidential information and advice from trained advisors on a wide range of topics, including:

*Practical ways to improve your health

*Your health concerns

*Support groups and organisations

*How to access NHS services

*Long term conditions e.g. Diabetes, Asthma

*Access to free condoms

*Access to smoking cessation services

More information is available at the healthpoints, through the free healthline on 0500 20 20 30, or by email, healthpoint@nhs.net.

You can also text the word ‘INFO’ to 82727 and a healthpoint advisor will call you back.