Fans Check In For Health ‘MOT’ at Sunday’s Royal London ODI
A FREE match-day ‘health check’ service for fans attending the Fifth Royal London One Day International between England and Australia at Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 13 September is expected to save lives through early detection of major killers such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and oral cancer.
Working with the LCCC Foundation, the health promotion intervention, called Boundaries for Life, will give fans over the age of 35 the chance to undergo a free health screening process - similar to a car’s annual MOT check - that will measure blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol levels, all of which are key indicators relating to chronic diseases. The checks are only 15-20 minutes long, and will be available from 10.15am until the start of the second innings at 2.45pm (approximately).
The Boundaries for Life initiative has been devised by a small consortium of health and sports stadia professionals, with the screening service provided by a team of volunteer doctors, dentists and nurses. Referring to the benefits of this new initiative Dr Chet Trivedy, clinical lead for Boundaries for Life, commented:
“Given that men in their 30s and 40s are particularly poor at presenting early symptoms of diseases to their GP, and with limitations on access to dental services, the availability of free health and dental checks in the relaxed atmosphere of a sporting event is a valuable resource in the early detection of symptoms associated with chronic diseases.”