While answering the questions in our health risk assessment can tell a lot about the current status of your health and family history, bodily measurement data certainly helps tell the full story. Adding biometric measures to each assessment you take makes the entire process much more valuable.
In the biometrics portion of our assessment, we look at measurements. We start with numbers like blood pressure and waist circumference. We then work with a lab to do a blood draw that will measure things like cholesterol and blood sugar, just to name a few.
We recognize that you may already have the equipment to take these measurements, or even a recent report of them from your doctor. That’s perfect! We’ll tell you how to share them with us and we’ll get started. If you don’t have these things in place, don’t worry. We can mail you the tools and help set you up with an appointment to get the blood work done. It’s quick, almost painless, and very informative. In fact, most participants want to do this first so that they can enter fresh measurement data into the assessment, when asked for it, right at the start!
Here are many of the basic measurements we’ll review:
Height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure (systolic and diastolic)
Body fat analysis (BFA), body fat percentage (%), and body fat mass (lbs)
Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglyceride level, fasting glucose, and HgbA1c
Using them, we can identify the areas where you’re quite healthy, and other areas that need improvement. We’ll give you suggestions on making changes and how to track results.
The best part is that all of your information is completely private. It’s yours to keep, and it’s up to you if you share your individualized report with your doctor, other medical professionals, or your loved ones.