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Basic Health Assessment

Our Basic Health Assessment is designed to provide you with valuable insights into your overall health status and identify potential risk factors for chronic diseases. Whether you are starting out on a training or lifestyle programme, or simply seeking peace of mind, our comprehensive assessment offers valuable insights into your general health.

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Prices & How To Book

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Price: £25

What Does The Assessment Include?

This assessment provides a comprehensive overview of your body composition, including BMI, body fat mass, muscle mass, hydration, and more. These checks provide us with a comprehensive breakdown of your physical health that can be used to improve physical performance, reduce risk of injury, and or lower risk of chronic diseases.

Monitoring blood pressure is crucial as it assesses the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. High blood pressure (hypertension) can strain the heart and blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular complications. Regular blood pressure measurements help detect hypertension early and allow for timely intervention to reduce the risk of associated health problems.

Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in your blood that is essential for building healthy cells. However, high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides can contribute to plaque buildup in your arteries, narrowing them and increasing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Monitoring cholesterol levels helps assess your risk of cardiovascular disease and guides lifestyle and dietary modifications to maintain optimal cholesterol levels.

Blood glucose (blood sugar) levels indicate how well your body is processing glucose from the food you eat. Elevated blood glucose levels can be indicative of prediabetes or diabetes, conditions that can lead to serious complications such as nerve damage, kidney disease, and cardiovascular problems. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels helps detect diabetes early and allows for effective management through lifestyle changes, medication, and monitoring.

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measure of body fat based on height and weight. It provides an estimate of your body composition and helps assess whether your weight falls within a healthy range for your height. Maintaining a healthy BMI reduces the risk of obesity-related health issues, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain cancers. Monitoring BMI allows for early intervention to prevent weight-related health complications and promote overall well-being.

Understanding your lifestyle habits, including diet, physical activity, smoking, and alcohol consumption, is essential for evaluating your overall health status. Lifestyle factors play a significant role in determining your risk of chronic diseases and can influence the effectiveness of preventive measures and treatment strategies. Assessing lifestyle habits helps identify areas for improvement and empowers you to make positive changes to optimize your health and well-being.

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What Is Body Composition?

A body composition test measures the amount of fat, muscle, bones, and other organs that make up your total body weight. It can provide useful information about your fitness and health, such as body fat percentage, muscle mass, and metabolic rate.

Healthy body composition reduces the risk of developing certain chronic diseases, such as Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, Metabolic Disease, a range of Cancers, and Stroke. It can help monitor muscle mass during training cycles targeting strength, power, and endurance allowing you to measure the effectiveness of your training. Healthy body composition also improves the long and short-term health of your joints, identifying if you are at risk of weight-related injury.

Body composition tests are useful for anyone looking to assess their overall health. This includes athletes, those looking to lose weight, and individuals just looking to gain a better understanding of their overall health.

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Why Choose Our Basic Health Assessment?

  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Our assessment covers a wide range of health indicators to provide you with a holistic view of your well-being.
  • Expert Guidance: Our team of healthcare professionals will guide you through the assessment process, explain the results, and offer personalized recommendations for improving your health.
  • Early Detection: Identifying potential risk factors early allows for timely intervention and preventive measures, reducing the risk of developing chronic diseases.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing your health status can provide peace of mind and empower you to make informed decisions about your lifestyle and healthcare.

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