Workplace wellness programs focus on encouraging healthy eating and active lifestyles, but it can be hard to get concrete data on progress or problem areas. Your employees may appreciate having healthier snacks and attending lunch-and-learn classes, but how can you tell if they are really healthier? The answer is Biometric screenings.
It may seem obvious that preventative medicine is key to maintaining a healthy body, but all too often, people simply don’t have the time or motivation to get screenings done on their own time. More and more employers are taking matters into their own hands, and providing biometric screening services at the office. These screenings are a perfect addition to an existent workplace wellness program.
A biometric screening is a basic health check up that can be done in the workplace. A licensed nurse will come to your office on a scheduled basis, and provide measurements in height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, etc., for every employee. These screenings are done in a confidential manner, and an individualized health report is shared with each employee. The nurse will explain the results of their screening, and pinpoint areas of good health, as well as areas that could use improvement.
Over 55% of corporations offered biometric screening services in 2013. They are becoming more and more popular because they are such an easy way to keep employees aware of their own health. It should be noted that these screenings shouldn’t be used in place of regular visits to an employee’s healthcare provider, nor should they be used to diagnose diseases or conditions. They can, however, make individuals aware of possible issues, and, by attending regular screenings, employees can track changes in their results over time. It is a valuable resource to be able to know your blood pressure and cholesterol levels so that you can take corrective action if needed.
For more information on implementing a biometric screenings program into your workplace, contact Wellworks For You today!
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