With the COVID19 pandemic it’s never been more important to look after our health, therefore the Let’s Get Healthy Dudley team are still running their lifestyle service. Wellness Coaches are still here to help us improve our health through online and telephone support.
Stop Smoking Support
You are able to book a Stop Smoking appointment, where the Wellness coach can provide behavioural support and Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products through the post for 12 weeks. You are able to get on the go help with Quit With Bella, your very own Stop Smoking robo-coach on your phone, which is FREE for anyone living in Dudley.
Why quit smoking now?
It is still vitally important that we help smokers to quit because smoking harms the immune system and smokers are therefore less protected against infections like coronavirus.
Smokers are therefore at a greater risk of:
Dr Nick Hopkinson, Reader in Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College London and Chair of ASH explains the relationship between smoking and COVID-19. The key messages for smokers are here in this video.
Research in the New England Journal of Medicine, from COVID-19 patients in China, shows that these impacts are being seen among smokers with COVID-19. Within the research cohort, smokers were 1.5 times more likely to see their disease progress to severe stages compared to non-smokers. You can view the full research here.
NHS Health Check
If you are eligible for an NHS Health Check, we can help provide you information over the phone through a mini Health Check. This will highlight is your heart age or an increased risk of health conditions such as diabetes and coronary heart disease, as well as inviting you back for a full NHS Health Check at a later date.
If you are interested in Stopping Smoking, Weight Management or a mini Health Check, please give the Let’s Get Healthy Dudley team a call on 01384 732402.