Give yourself a MOT at this weekend’s Leyland Health Mela

Check up: Adam Naylor at last year's event

Check up: Adam Naylor at last year's event

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Free health checks, complimentary therapies, cooking demonstrations, dance performances and one-to-one counselling will all be on offer at this weekend’s fourth annual Leyland Health Mela.

The community fair, organised by the National Forum for Health and Wellbeing with Academy@Worden and the Rotary Club of Leyland, is a family-focused event packed with information, entertainment, refreshments and health-related activities.

It takes place at Academy@Worden in Westfield Drive tomorrow from 11am until 4pm.

Professor Romesh Gupta OBE, chairman of the NFHW, said: “The event provides a golden opportunity to introduce key ideas about the importance of community health and wellbeing into the minds of the younger 
generation and gives them the chance, along with friends, to check out their own health.

“Equally important, it’s an occasion for them to develop and share their own ideas about the community they would hope to see as adults.”

At the event visitors will be able to make the most of complete health ‘MOTs’.

That includes blood pressure and body mass index checks; blood sugar and cholesterol testing; personal and confidential health counselling; health checks for children including height and weight tests. There is even a special ‘Teddy Bears Clinic’ for younger health-conscious guests.

There will also be frailty assessments for older people covering advice on falls prevention, mobility, nutrition and pharmacy, and practical demonstrations of healthy living for all.

Specialist eyes and vision assessments will also be available, as well as oral, dental and hearing health advice; and advice on children’s mental health.

Guests will also be able to create their own smoothies and make the most of Reiki healing taster sessions.