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Why young drivers should look after their health

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Chloe Martell

April 26, 2019

News 3 min read

As a young person, you’ve probably not got ‘looking after your health’ at the forefront of your mind – but just like your car insurance, regular services, and MOT’s – your own personal health should get a little TLC every now and then too.

How do you look after your health?

Breaking news: Ignoring your medical problem won’t make it go away! I know… we were shocked too.

It’s tempting to avoid visiting the dentist and optician regularly – not just because of the pain that comes with removing a tooth, but also the cost! Unlike other health care, these don’t come free which means many young people just assume they’re invincible or ignore the problem and hope it goes away.

Unfortunately, not keeping on top of routine health appointments, and not getting health issues checked out early, could spell bigger problems later on (which could have been avoided!)

Avoiding the costs

What if we told you there was a way you could help with the bill of health care should it land? Well there is – Simplyhealth are the UK’s leading health plan provider making it easier for millions of people across the UK to access health products, services and support.

Cover is available from £12.62* per month which is basically the price of a pizza on a Saturday night! Making that payment each month means you can get help towards the costs of:

  • Dental care
  • Eye care
  • Physiotherapy, osteopathy, and chiropractic treatments
  • Diagnostic consultations

And if you’re still looking for reasons to sign up, Simplyhealth are offering an amazing prize when you sign up here – a chance to win a Lenovo YOGA Book convertible tablet!

Don’t trust Dr. Search Engine

We’ve all been there – one small health problem, you look online, and next thing you know you’ve self-diagnosed yourself with something terrible! Instead of hitting up Google with all your symptoms – Simplyhealth offer a 24/7 GP telephone service for their customers – meaning you can get real health advice from professionals, so you don’t have to worry about the unlikely diagnoses you’ve been given from the random website online.

If you’re a driver – this is key!

Just like any part of your general health, your eye health can change over time and if you’re a driver, it’s essential to keep on top of. When you take your driving test, you have to prove you can read a number plate from 20 metres away – with good reason. If your eye sight starts to deteriorate, you may need glasses when you’re behind the wheel. Ensure you keep yourself and others safe with regular eye checks.

Choose your health plan→

Get money back on your health costs and have access to a 24/7 GP with Simplyhealth!

* A Medium Cheese and Tomato pizza from is priced at £12.99. Price obtained 11.04.2019.
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