The 10 best health monitors

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1. Tenscare itouch Easy

£39, tenscare.co.uk

This easy-to-use Tens machine blocks pain messages to the brain and releases the body's own natural, pain-relieving endorphins.

 

2. MI Body Analyser Scale

£54.99, argos.co.uk

These scales measure your weight and also calculate your body fat, body water, muscle mass, visceral fat,BMI and Basal Metabolic Rate.

 

3. Silva EX Plus Pedometer

£20, cotswoldoutdoor.com

Research shows that Pedometers, which measure how many steps you take, can lead to increased exercise, less illness and weight loss.

 

4. Cholesterol Monitoring System

£70, lifemaxdirect.co.uk

Keep your cholesterol count under check with this bit of kit. You get results in around two minutes.

 

5. Brother Max One-Touch Thermometer

£29.05, amazon.co.uk

Pop it in the ear – or on the forehead, if that's too painful – and get an accurate reading in one second.

 

6. DuoFertility Fertility Monitor

£505, boots.com

A natural way of maximising your chances of pregnancy. Expensive, but if you're not pregnant within 12 months, you get your money back.

 

7. Lloyds Pharmacy Allergy Reliever

£39.99, lloydspharmacy.co.uk

Sticking two probes up your nose isn't nice, but who cares if it gets rid of persistent allergy symptoms.

 

8. HoMedics ShiatsuMax Massage Chair

£194.99, johnlewis.com

Pop it on a chair or sofa, sit back, and enjoy one of 14 relaxing massages of varying intensity.

 

9. Boots Electronic Head Lice Comb

£20.63, boots.com

This electronic head-lice comb detects and kills nits on dry hair without any nasty potions in sight.

 

10. Microlife WatchBP Blood Pressure Monitor

£82.80, dolbymedical.co.uk

This one-touch machine is particularly good for those over 60 or with a known heart insufficiency.

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