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Health Assessments

Learn where you currently sit on the health spectrum and take proactive steps to improve your well-being. Our assessments help identify indications for various health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, obesity, and stress, providing valuable insights into your medium to long-term health prospects.

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What We Do

Early prevention is key to reducing the risk of disease later in life by making appropriate changes to your lifestyle now. If you’re concerned about your health, or just want a general check up to get a better picture of you then come and see our professionals today.

All our assessments include a comprehensive report of your health profile. This report can be delivered to your GP or health professional, or we can refer you internally to one of our clinical services, should you wish to work on a bespoke health programme with us.

Our testing options provide you with the following key indicators and many more factors to help you make informed decisions around your health.

Lipid profiling is a crucial aspect of assessing your overall health as it provides insights into your cholesterol levels, including HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol), and triglycerides. Elevated levels of LDL and triglycerides and low levels of HDL can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease. By understanding your lipid profile, you can take proactive steps to manage your cholesterol levels through lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, potentially reducing your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Monitoring your blood glucose levels is essential for assessing your risk of diabetes and understanding how your body processes sugar. Elevated blood glucose levels can indicate insulin resistance or diabetes, while low levels may suggest hypoglycemia. By regularly checking your blood glucose levels, you can detect potential issues early on and take steps to manage your diet, exercise, and medication regimen to maintain stable blood sugar levels and prevent complications associated with diabetes.

Body composition analysis provides valuable insights into your overall body composition, including your body fat percentage, muscle mass, and bone density. Understanding your body composition can help you set realistic weight loss or muscle gain goals and track your progress over time. By focusing on improving your body composition rather than simply losing weight, you can optimise your health, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, and enhance your physical performance and overall well-being.

BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a widely used measure of body fat based on your height and weight. While BMI can be a useful screening tool for assessing weight-related health risks, it’s important to recognize its limitations, particularly in individuals with high muscle mass or those who carry weight differently. A high BMI may indicate excess body fat and an increased risk of obesity-related health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. However, it’s essential to consider other factors such as body composition and waist circumference when evaluating overall health and disease risk.

Monitoring your blood pressure is critical for assessing your cardiovascular health and detecting hypertension, or high blood pressure, which is a significant risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and other vascular conditions. High blood pressure often has no symptoms, so regular screenings are essential for early detection and intervention. By maintaining healthy blood pressure levels through lifestyle modifications, medication, or other interventions, you can reduce your risk of cardiovascular events and improve your long-term health outcomes.

The hip-to-waist ratio is a simple yet powerful indicator of your body fat distribution and overall health risk. Excess abdominal fat, indicated by a high waist-to-hip ratio, is associated with an increased risk of obesity-related health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and metabolic syndrome. By measuring your hip-to-waist ratio, you can assess your abdominal obesity and take proactive steps to reduce visceral fat through lifestyle changes such as diet, exercise, and stress management.

Assessing your strength is essential for evaluating your physical fitness and functional abilities, as well as identifying potential weaknesses or imbalances that may increase your risk of injury. Strength testing can involve various exercises targeting different muscle groups, providing valuable information about your overall muscular strength, endurance, and power. By improving your strength through targeted resistance training and functional exercises, you can enhance your physical performance, reduce your risk of falls and injuries, and support your long-term health and independence.

Predicting your total daily energy expenditure (TDEE) is crucial for understanding your calorie needs and maintaining a healthy weight. Your TDEE represents the total number of calories your body burns in a day through basal metabolic rate (BMR), physical activity, and digestion. By calculating your TDEE, you can determine how many calories you need to consume to maintain, gain, or lose weight effectively. This information is valuable for developing personalised nutrition plans and achieving your health and fitness goals while supporting optimal energy levels and overall well-being.

Prices & How to Book

Browse our health assessments below to see which option suits you best, or use the form to get in touch and get some advice on what is best for you.

Basic Assessment/ Body Composition Test £25

Our basic assessment includes a body composition test that provides you with a comprehensive overview of your BMI, Body Fat mass, muscles mass, metabolic rate and more for your whole body and each limb separately. Results can be used to lower risk of chronic diseases, reduce risk of injury, and improve physical performance.

Duration: 30min

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About Us

Access State-Of-The-Art Equipment

We have some of the best performance testing equipment in Dorset and the surrounding area. Our equipment has been used by top athletes such as Formula 1 racing driver Alex Albon, professional footballer Dan Gosling, para-Nordic skier Scott Meenagh, and members of the England women’s beach volleyball team.

But our equipment isn’t just for top athletes, we also help people make highly important adjustments to their general health using just the same equipment.

Whether you’re competing at the top level, for your local club, or just looking for improvements in your day to day, performance is important. Our specialist team is here to work with you, providing a bespoke service to achieve a new level of personal health and performance.

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Take Preventative Action For Your Health

Our health assessments empower you to identify potential health risks early on, allowing for timely interventions and lifestyle adjustments that can mitigate the development of chronic diseases. By detecting issues before they become serious, you can improve outcomes and enjoy a higher quality of life. Don’t wait until symptoms appear; invest in your health today for a healthier tomorrow.

Get The Right Care For You

Whether you’re seeking to optimise your performance, manage existing health conditions, or prevent future issues, our assessments are customised to address your specific concerns and goals. We take the time to understand your health history, lifestyle, and preferences to design a comprehensive plan that works for you. With our dedicated support and expertise, you can feel confident that you’re receiving the right care to achieve your health and wellness objectives.

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Book an Assessment Today

Book an assessment, or speak to our team to get some advice and point you in the right direction.

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