Motorcyclists to get a health check rev up

Casey Stoner is supporting the RFDS as official charity partner of the 2010 MotoGP

Casey Stoner is supporting the RFDS as official charity partner of the 2010 MotoGP

While the 2010 IVECO Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island will send hearts racing, men will be encouraged to take a pit stop at a special health clinic created by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

Wayne Gardner, who will attend the clinic and is an advocate of men’s health said, “Racing at 300+ kph, I had to keep not just my bike but my body in good working order. Regular health checks are just as important for me today to live the life I want and stay on track. I encourage you to roadworthy your health at the RFDS Pit Stop in the AMCN GP Expo”.

Medical students from the National Rural Health Students Network working with RFDS will volunteer during the weekend of October 15-17 to conduct a range of free tests including blood pressure and waist and flexibility measurements.

The RFDS Pit Stop supported by GlaxoSmithKline Australia (GSK Australia) will highlight the need for men to stay healthy by eating well and keeping themselves in good working order through regular check ups.

While men regularly service their vehicles and keep their cars and bikes in good working order, they often neglect the main machine which is themselves. These free clinics will highlight any potential problems and men will get a physical road worthy certificate on their health.

Those participating are issued with a pass or fail rating, with those failing the tests advised to visit their GP for a more thorough consultation.

Are you planning to attend this year’s MotoGP? If so would you consider visiting the RFDS Pit Stop tent for a health check?

There are some great ways to get involved and support the RFDS at the Moto GP. Find out more.

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About Royal Flying Doctor

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been serving the Australian community for over 85 years. From humble beginnings in 1928, the RFDS now ha
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