Your Wellness Check
People who eat well, sleep soundly and manage stress effectively are more focused, energised and engaged.
WellnessAction helps you understand how your health and wellbeing is affecting your life and offers expert-led strategies to overcome any challenges.
What is a Wellness Check?
A Wellness Check is a preventative health check that uses non-invasive tests to give a current health and wellbeing overview. Our trained experts and health advisers carry out all our assessments and can discuss any specific health concerns you may have. We work with the NHS and can arrange to follow - up appointments or set up bespoke programmes such as WellnessAction to get you on the road to a healthier lifestyle.
With our wellness check, you will be given the following tests to check your overall wellness
- Blood Sugar Check
- Blood Pressure Check
- Peak Flow
- Cholesterol Check
- Strength Test
- Resting Heart Rate
- Fitness Assessment using a Step Test
Blood Sugar Check
What are blood sugar levels?
Your blood sugar levels, also known as blood glucose levels, are a measurement that shows how much glucose you have in your blood. Glucose is a sugar that you get from food and drink. Your blood sugar levels go up and down throughout the day and for people living with diabetes, these changes are larger and happen more often than in people who don't have diabetes.
We can check your sugar levels yourself by doing a finger prick test, by using a flash glucose monitor, high blood sugar levels increase your risk of developing serious complications.
Helping you keep an eye on your levels as you go about your life and help you work out what to eat will benefit you going forward.
How do we check your blood sugar levels?
Finger-pricking is how you find out what your blood sugar level is at that moment in time, it’s a snapshot, our wellnessAction team will do the test and record your results as part of your wellness check report.
Blood Pressure Check
Blood Pressure measurement gives a reading of the clients baseline cardiovascular status, response to exercise and helps guide exercise programmes.
Being inactive is linked to high blood pressure, therefore increasing your activity levels will reduce your blood pressure and it’s a fact that physical activity will help in the long term to lower your blood pressure.
Your Peak Flow is the maximum flow rate during forced expiration, this gives us the indication of the size and power of your lungs, we use it to understand a persons lung function ability and progression.
Having a good level of physical activity helps our clients to improve their lung function, we use a Peak Flowmeter.
We recommend that all adults should get a cholesterol check – no matter what your age or how healthy you feel, the only way to know your cholesterol levels is to get a check.
High cholesterol doesn't usually have any signs or symptoms and it can be caused by your genes as well as your lifestyle, so we advise getting a check even if you are young, fit and feel healthy.
A test will show you if you need to make healthy changes, high cholesterol can lead to heart attacks and strokes. A cholesterol test, along with other simple tests, including a blood pressure test, will give you a good idea of your heart health and show you if you need to make any lifestyle changes or need treatment.
The purpose of this test is to measure our client's maximum isometric strength, we use a handheld dynamometer that measures the strength in the hand and forearm muscles, which in turn as a general rule strong in the hands reflects strong elsewhere.
Resting Heart Rate
One of the easiest ways to gauge your health and fitness is to measure your resting heart rate, this is the number of heartbeats per minute whilst at rest, we use a finger pulse measurement.
It’s proven that regular exercise can help lower your Resting Heart Rate and add value to your overall health and well being.
Fitness Assessment using a Step Test
Step on and off the box for three minutes. Step up with one foot and then the other. Step down with one foot followed by the other foot. Try to maintain a steady four-beat cycle. It's easy to maintain if you say "up, up, down, down". Go at a steady and consistent pace. This is a basic step test procedure.
At the end of three minutes, remain standing while you immediately check your heart rate.
From your check, WellnessAction will produce a personal report and if a follow-up check is requested from you that can be arranged at the time of your visit.
To book your Wellness simply fill in our form below, the cost is £25.00 and you will be asked to pay before your check, unless prior arrangements have been made to pay after the check. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask through our contact page.