Why not partake in a non-invasive health check that is tailored to you? Our on-site Health Practitioner, Lottie, will go through a range of health measures to to help give you a comprehensive overview of your current health. She will explore how certain aspects of your diet and exercise are affecting you, carry out out a full analysis and make recommendation's on measures to undertake to improve your health.
We offer three different Health MOT options, as well as the individual tests separately. Please click here for more information on what is involved in each option, as well as more information on prices.
See below a list of measures the Health MOT explores:
Height and Weight
These measurements may be something that you come across every day, but they help us determine certain risk factors about your health. If you’re carrying too much weight for your height this could be putting an increased strain on your heart.
Our heart works at a particular pressure to pump blood around our body, so if this is too high, it may be putting strain on our arterial walls and increases risk of heart attack and stroke.
Body Fat %
This is a more specific way to look at our body composition as it determines exactly how much body fat we have. Having a healthy body fat keeps our cardiovascular risk low! Make sure you’we drunk plenty of water, as this can affect your results.
Hydration is key in our everyday lives. Water has many functions in our bodies, it helps regulate temperature, prevents headaches and tiredness, helps our skin, and helps our muscles and joints. We must remain hydrated throughout the day to see these benefits – how much water do you really drink?
Waist to Hip Ratio
Where we store our body fat can influence our cardiovascular risk. If we’re carrying excess weight around our middle it could be around our internal organs (visceral fat) which is less healthy.
Our body ideally has a functioning pancreas, therefore our blood sugars should be staying within healthy ranges both when we’ve eaten and when we haven’t. If they’re outside these ranges, it may mean you need to be more active, or you might need to make some dietary changes, else it may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes isn’t only about how much sugar we eat, but our whole lifestyle.
Our body naturally produces cholesterol which is a type of fat in the blood, because it’s essential for us. We need both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ cholesterol, but what we consume will contribute to this, so this is why we need to eat a healthy diet. A good balance of both types of cholesterol will reduce your risk of a stroke or heart attack.
For more information on the Health MOTs we offer please click here