Corporate Health Check
Our strict confidentiality policy prevents us from disclosing the test results of individual employees to their employer. It should be noted that a general Health Report that summarises the general health status of your company would be available for all employees to see. We will be happy to discuss the general level of health and fitness in your organization and make recommendations as to how this can be improved.
Each health screening takes 45 minutes and a series of tests are carried out on-site by a fitness and wellbeing consultant. Each employee will then spend 15 minutes with the consultant who will summarise the results and provide them with information to help them improve for their next health screening in 6 months.
The health screening will include; Blood Pressure and Resting Heart Rate, Body Composition Tests, Flexibility, Cholesterol testing, Blood Sugar check, Peak Expiratory Flow, Waist and Hip Ratio and Body Mass Index.
Our comprehensive health screening service will provide employees with an accurate indication of their health status, highlighting areas for improvement combined with valuable advice and information from an experienced fitness consultant.
Blood Pressure and Resting Heart Rate
High blood pressure or hypertension is highly prevalent in the UK effecting nearly one in four adults and is correlated with health problems such as cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and renal diseases. People who are treated for hypertension can usually have their blood pressure controlled, but unfortunately about a third of people are not aware of their condition mainly because it rarely makes them feel ill. Each employee's blood pressure and resting heart rate will be measured during the health assessment.
Body Composition Tests
Excess body fat can lead to conditions such high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer and diabetes whilst lowering visceral fat levels can stabilise insulin production. To provide your employees with a range of body composition results, we use the Tanita Body Composition Monitor and using Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA) we are able to assess various health indicators such as Body Fat, Visceral Fat, Water, Metabolic Age, Bone Mass and Muscle Mass. Measurements are then evaluated with gender, age, height and weight.
Flexibility is the capacity to move muscles through its complete range of motion. A lack of flexibility is associated with lumbar lordosis, forward pelvic tilt, lower back pain and a higher possibility of muscle and tendon injuries. High flexibility may increase the risk of developing joint dislocations and ligament strains. At Befit4Work we assess flexibility through the classic Sit and Reach test which has been designed to measure the flexibility of the lower back, hips and hamstring muscles.
Peak Expiratory Flow
Peak Expiratory Flow is the maximum rate of air exhaled with as much force as possible after a full inspiration. The measurement is taken in litres/min through a small handheld device with a mouthpiece at one end, called a peak flow meter. It assesses how well the lungs are working by measuring airflow through the bronchi and can be used to diagnose and monitor Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and asthma.
Waist and Hip Ratio
Fat deposited around the midriff is close to essential organs and may pose health problems associated with the heart in particular. Evidence suggests that people with more weight around their waist than those with a higher proportion of weight around their hips are more likely to develop health problems such as cardiovascular disorders and diabetes. As a result, waist circumference is used to indicate abdominal obesity and by determining the waist to hip ratio overall health risks can be assessed.
Body Mass Index
Body Mass Index (BMI) provides an index of obesity by measuring the relative percentages of fat and muscle mass in the body. BMI is used as a measure of general obesity in order to identify the risk of co-morbidities. To calculate BMI an employee's weight is divided by their height and then squared. This figure is compared with the ideal weight range and generally, the higher the BMI, the greater the risk of developing a large range of medical problems.