In a ground-breaking scheme, East Riding Libraries and Customer Services are launching Boditrax units in Goole library, and four others.
Boditrax units give a personalised path to better health and wellbeing.
This service, the first of its kind for libraries in the UK, is free for East Riding Libraries members.
There will be a launch event in Goole on Thursday, March 3 between from 11.30am.
This event is free to attend and will be open to anyone to come along and find out more about Boditrax, how the service works, and the benefits for signing up for consultation.
An example consultation will be carried out, and there will be the opportunity to hear about the partnerships and groups who can help to make the best of mental and physical wellbeing.
You will also be able to sign up for a consultation on the day.
At the initial consultation, customers will use Boditrax, a medically-approved body analyser, to complete a full-body composition scan.
From these results, a trained advisor/member of library staff will discuss the five points of physical health that can indicate the user’s current level of wellbeing.
Participants are encouraged to come back for consultations over 12 weeks to review their progress.
The confidential scan also provides 20 different measurements of health and fitness, which can be viewed and tracked on the free Boditrax app.
Members that meet certain criteria will have access to Oviva, a bespoke 12-week weight management and nutrition service that is only available through referral.
This also includes personalised one-to-one support, access to peer group chats and continuous free lifetime access to the Oviva app.
Cllr Mike Medini, portfolio holder for cultural and leisure assets, said: “I am very proud that we are the first library service in the country to offer Boditrax units, which will be a huge step towards improving the health and wellbeing of our residents.”
For more information about Boditrax and to sign up for a consultation, contact the library or go along to the launch event.
East Riding are the first library service to offer Boditrax. (24-02-514 SU).