A HEALTH week to help target adults and promote healthy eating and lifestyle choices will be held at a closure-threatened Southampton library.

The event, a partnership between Southampton’s Health Trainers and Burgess Road Library, offers free health checks to adults aged between 40 and 74. Burgess Road library is one of five in the city which could be axed following a Southampton City Council review.

The Health Trainers is a free NHS service set up to help residents improve their lives by eating more healthily, becoming more physically active, cutting down on alcohol or coping with stress.

A spokeswoman said: “You are eligible for a free health check if you are between 40 and 74 years old, live in Southampton or are registered with a GP in Southampton, you haven’t had a full NHS health check within the last five years and you have not been diagnosed with heart disease, strokes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart attack, arterial disease or diabetes.

“The checks will last 20 to 30 minutes and will cover weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, cardiovascular risk analysis and free advice and support on getting and staying healthy.”

The week will run from today until March 22 and appointments, which must be organised in advance, can be booked by calling the library on 023 8091 5616 or asking at the library itself.

There will also be an opportunity to get help with quitting smoking through the Quitters service, and Macmillan Cancer Support will be at the library between 10am and midday today to give advice on the condition.

For more information call the library or Nisha from Southampton Health Trainers on 07825 843368.