The long term effects of lifestyle diseases on productivity and capital can accumulate to unexpected risks and expenses to a Medical Aid and the employer company.
To combat the negative spin offs of obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes
and cardiac disease, a free of charge
The program promotes the proactive participation of both the individual (Healthy Lifestyle Programme)
and the member group (Corporate Lifestyle Management Programme).
Progress are monitored by the health coordinator, Biokineticist, Dietician ensuring that individuals
and member groups are involved in their own wellness lifestyle choices.
The Wellness registers the Member on the program and then Member is free to consult a biokintecist or dietician of their choice.
A customized exercise and diet programme is designed to meet the specific personal requirements of each Member.
The Member is further assisted throughout the programme with practical advice and support to ensure that their targets and goals are reached. Members in towns other than Windhoek are visited throughout the year.
Designated to nurture lifestyle management in workers, regardless of their work environment.
The main aim of the
By offering Corporate Lifestyle Management Programs, employers are not only investing in the physical wellness and health of their employees, but Employer Groups are also taking preventative measures by creating a healthier environment.
To book a Lifestyle Management Day:
Employer Group contacts the Lifestyle Management Centre and requests a Corporate Lifestyle Management Screening.
Appointment/date(s) are scheduled to ensure maximum staff attendance.
The Lifestyle Management team goes to the Employer Group and performs the following basic screening tests:
❭ Random blood glucose;
❭ Random blood cholesterol;
❭ Random blood pressure;
❭ Weight and height measurements;
❭ Waist circumference; and
❭ Body mass index (BMI).
During the screening session, each Member will be given full attention with regards to their health needs. If any health issues are identified, the following procedure is followed:
❭ Referral to the Lifestyle Management Centre to see a dietician and or biokineticist;
❭ Referral to a general practitioner for medication management;
❭ Referral to Pathcare for fasting blood glucose and cholesterol test; and
❭ Health advice is given to all staff with regards to healthy lifestyle choices for diet and exercise.
Members who are identified and wish to join the Lifestyle Management Programme are contacted by the Wellness Assistant and appointments are made for the initial evaluation with a dietician and biokineticist.
BMI is not the only indicator of health risk.
BMI is just one of many factors related to developing a chronic disease (such as heart disease, cancer, or diabetes). Other factors that may be important to look at when assessing your risk for chronic disease include:
Even so, some very
muscular people can have high Body Mass Indexes, which wrongly
See table below that shows how your bmi compares to other of the same height and weight.
|in normal range||19.1 - 25.8||20.7 - 26.4|
|marginally overweight||25.8 - 27.3||26.4 - 27.8|
|overweight||27.3 - 32.3||27.8 - 31.1|
|severely obese||35 - 40|
|morbidly obese||40 - 50|
|super obese||50 - 60|
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