Offering employees a biometric screening as part of an employee wellness program promotes overall health and wellness in the workplace. When employees are empowered with the knowledge of their own health statistics, such as BMI, cholesterol, triglycerides, glucose levels, and blood pressure, they are supplied with a reason to improve their health. With biometric screening results in-hand, employees are more likely to engage in additional workplace wellness program services.
Learn how to help employees decode biometric screening results, so they can be on their way to better health and wellness.
Five Categories of Biometric Screening Results
At Wellworks For You, we routinely help companies organize and manage onsite biometric screening events. At these events, employees are tested for a variety of basic health metrics. The implementation of these screenings can be easily managed with the help of our staff.
Perhaps the most important aspect of the biometric screening process for us is getting back the results and explaining what they mean to employees. Many of our clients choose to offer one-on-one health coaching during this process to ensure the correct information is conveyed.
Take a look at five common categories of biometric screenings:
- Body Mass Index (BMI)
In essence, BMI measures body composition in terms of percentage of body fat—body mass divided by the square of the height.
- HDL / LDL Cholesterol
HDL, commonly referred to as “good cholesterol,” represents high-density lipoprotein, responsible for keeping the arteries clear. LDL, or “bad cholesterol,” refers to low-density lipoprotein and can cause build up on artery walls, potentially leading to heart disease.
Triglycerides are fatty acids found in the body. While the body needs and uses triglycerides, high levels may indicate health problems.
Testing glucose levels reveals an individual’s risk for diabetes, prediabetes, hyperglycemia (high blood glucose), and hypoglycemia (low blood glucose).
- Blood Pressure
Blood pressure results reveal five levels that indicate whether blood pressure is low, high, or normal.
Better Health Is Around the Corner!
Wellworks For You is dedicated to helping businesses improve health and wellness in the workplace and beyond. If you would like to know more about how to set up a biometric screening event, or the benefits of biometric screenings, get started by clicking here or call us at 800-425-4657.