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Health checks you can try yourself

Health checks can help you detect changes and spot signs of anything unusual.

Checking your health regularly is a great way to familiarise yourself with your body and find out what’s normal for you. By taking regular time out to check yourself, you’ll get to know your body more. From monitoring your weight to checking your skin for any changes, there are a few health checks you can do yourself to become more in tune with your health.

BMI (Body Mass Index)

BMI (Body Mass Index) is a way of measuring if you’re a healthy weight for your height. It works by calculating your level of body fat by comparing your height and weight and is done in a few, simple steps. Whilst it doesn’t provide extensive insight, checking your BMI can give you a quick snapshot of whether you’re a healthy weight or not.

You can use our online tool today to find out your BMI.

When you have one of our health assessments, we’ll talk you through your BMI and if you need to make improvements, work with you to produce a step-by-step plan to follow.

Skin checks

Checking your skin regularly makes it easier to spot anything unusual. The better you get to know your skin, the more likely you are to notice changes. Remember to check your moles, freckles and other marks on your skin too. A great way of checking is using the ABCDE method.

If you notice anything concerning, you can book in a mole check with a dermatologist.

Testicular checks

How your testicles look and feel may not be something you’ve given much thought to. Checking for any lumps or swellings regularly is important, as these might be signs of testicular cancer. If you’re unsure of how to check, you should read our step-by-step guide.

Breast checks

Being aware of how your breasts feel will help you to spot anything unusual. You should be checking your breasts regularly which helps make it easier to recognise any changes in their appearance and how they feel.

We offer specific health checks for breasts that involve a set of tests and examinations that help to identify any abnormalities. Take a look at our breast health check here.

What we offer

Whether you have a specific health concern or not, a health assessment can give you a thorough overview of where your health is at currently. Take a look at the different health assessments here.

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Bupa Health Assessments are provided by Bupa Occupational Health Limited. Registered in England and Wales No. 631336. Registered office: 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ.

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