December 5 2013 Latest news:
Beth Wyatt, Reporter
Thursday, October 3, 2013
A private hospital group is urging residents to get involved with its new health campaign aimed at publicising the country’s top five preventable killer illnesses.
BMI Healthcare hopes people will sign up to its Big Health Pledge, focusing on heart disease, strokes, cancer, lung disease and liver disease.
Between 2009 and 2011, 1,913 people died prematurely in Havering.
Residents who wish to take part can agree to make one of the five pledges – to improve diet, move more, quit smoking, drink less alcohol and be health aware.
Jan Hale, an executive director at the healthcare organisation, said: “We want to help people in the Havering community look again at how their lifestyle choices could affect their health.
“These illnesses are never entirely preventable but, through making simple changes, people can reduce their risks.”
Visit www.bmibighealthpledge.co.uk for more.
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