Health

health

Health is the level of functional and/or metabolic efficiency of an organism at both the micro(cellular) and macro(social) level.

In the medical field, health is commonly defined as an organism's ability to efficiently respond to challenges (stressors) and effectively restore and sustain a "state of balance," known as homeostasis.

Another widely accepted definition of health is that of the World Health Organization (WHO), which states that "health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity". In more recent years, this statement has been modified to include the ability to lead a "socially and economically productive life." The WHO definition is not without criticism, as some argue that health cannot be defined as a state at all, but must be seen as a process of continuous adjustment to the changing demands of living and of the changing meanings we give to life. The WHO definition is therefore considered by many as an idealistic goal rather than a realistic proposition.

Reports suggest that there are four general determinants of health which he called "human biology", "environment", "lifestyle", and "healthcare organization" Thus, health is maintained through the science and practice of medicine, but can also be improved by individual effort. Physical fitness, weight loss, a healthy diet, stress management training and stopping smoking and other substance abuse are examples of steps to improve one's health. Workplace programs are recognized by an increasingly large number of companies for their value in improving health and well-being of their employees, and increasing morale, loyalty and productivity at work. A company may provide a gym with exercise equipment, start smoking cessation programs, provide nutrition, weight or stress management training. Other programs may include health risk assessments, health screenings and body mass index monitoring.

Assessment

Better health and better individual and organisational productivity are all measurable. All Fit’s health and well being programs not only focus on outcomes - we measure them as well.
To enable this, we work with you to follow a four-step process:

  • Step 1 – Identify your organisation's aims
  • Step 2 – Benchmark the health and productivity of your target group of people
  • Step 3 – Implement a program that successfully produces changes in individual health behaviours and health outcomes
  • Step 4 – Re-assess health and productivity and compare to previous results.

Our reporting is delivered on both an individual and organisational level. All people who complete our health risk assessment are provided with a full report detailing:

  • Their current level of health and overall risk of illness, benchmarked against population norms
  • The relative impact of their own health behaviours, their biometric data and their family history on their personal health profile
  • Key risk factors that warrant attention
  • Recommendations for change with direct links to our wide range of effective behaviour change programs so they can take immediate action and start on the road to better health and productivity.

At an organisational level, we can identify:

  • The initial overall health of your target group, stratified by geographic location, by gender and by age
  • The cost to your organisation of member health risks, plus the financial savings from reducing these risks
  • The participation of your people in our programs and the changes in their health and productivity as a result.

Accurate, strategic and regular reporting is essential to measuring the benefits of any program. All Fit's pedigree in this area is based on the research expertise of the company's founders. We continually develop our reporting capacity to ensure the best outcomes for your company.
Note: At all times we protect the individual's personal information and privacy.
To make further enquiries about your organisation's needs, please contact us.

Health Checks

Our onsite health checks can be tailored to meet each client's needs.
Offering a more personalised level of service than health fairs, these one-on-one health checks are delivered by qualified nurses and health professionals and can be managed through our online booking system, ensuring ease of administration for our clients and convenience for every health check participant.
The content of the health checks can be varied to meet each client's needs, with the following assessments being available:

  1. Blood pressure and resting heart rate
  2. Total blood cholesterol
  3. Full lipid profile (including triglycerides, HDL cholesterol and LDL cholesterol)
  4. Blood glucose
  5. Body Mass Index (healthy weight for height)
  6. Helicobacter pylori

Participants are provided with immediate results and a report that identifies any risk of illness associated with their test results plus lifestyle behaviour change information so that they can better manage their health.

To make further enquiries about your organisation's needs, please contact us.

Health Fairs

As an alternative to individual health checks, Fitness2live can deliver health assessments and other services within the format of a health fair.
Onsite health fairs involve a range of health and wellbeing professionals providing personalised services and information to your participating staff members.
Depending on the objectives of your health program, the fair can have a specific theme to ensure maximum employee benefit and participation.
There are a wide range of services that can be offered during the health fair and clients may elect to take as few or as many of the different services as they wish.
Services include:

  • All of the blood, body shape and other disease risk assessments available through our health checks
  • Options for consulting Physiologist, Podiatrist, Dietitian, or Back Care Specialist
  • Prone neck and shoulder massage
  • Skin checks to identify sun damage.

The health and wellbeing fairs generally run for three to four hours, with participating employees able to experience as few or as many measurements/services as they would like.
Unlike the health checks, where participating employees receive services via a scheduled appointment with a health professional, the health fairs involve setting up a number of stations or booths in a larger room, allowing each individual to select those services which are of most interest to them.
To make further enquiries about your organisation's needs, please contact us.