Executives are valuable people. 

Executives are the most valuable people in an organization. Their extensive experience and superb managerial skills are costly and difficult to replace. This is why all major companies invest in the health of their senior staff with annual medical “check-ups”.

Today, people starting as young as forty, are likely to be afflicted with one of the so-called "lifestyle" diseases (cancer, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and so on) and the truth is, clinical research shows clearly that "check-ups" do very little to reduce the risk of death and disability from these conditions.

Looking for disease does not reduce the risk of disease. 

Medical investigations do not constitute a cost-effective response to the threat of lifestyle diseases.  The only meaningful program is one that is specifically designed to reduce risk - and that means reducing the risk factors for disease.

Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, a poor lipid profile, stress, poor nutrition, inadequate sleep, alcohol abuse, late detection of cancer and sedentary lifestyles are the major factors affecting the health of executives. These factors are unlikely to change as a consequence of an annual medical examination.

The health of all executives has to be promoted. This means Wellness Programs that proactively increase personal responsibility, induce changes in behaviour and provide support as well as feedback.

The goal is higher standards of health and well-being for all executives and not just those who are found to be clinically unwell.

Bottom line: Executive Wellness Programs saves lives and money through prevention. Prevention is not only better, but cheaper than cure. We all know it; now is the time to do it!

 

 


Executive Wellness


An Executive Wellness Profile should be as comprehensive as possible for it has been clearly established that a holistic approach is the best way to ensure long-lasting changes in health-related behavior.

 

The Executive Wellness Profile:

Below are the components of a comprehensive personal health assessment for your organization’s executives.

Online Lifestyle inventory  (Health Risks Assessment), covering: 

  • Nutrition
  •  Exercise
  •  Alcohol Use
  • Stress
  • Medication use
  • Occupational health and safety practices
  • ... and other lifestyle factors

     

Clinical screening examination, optionally including:

  • Prostate Examination
  • Gynecological Examination                   

Fitness assessment

  •  Aerobic capacity
  •  Strength
  •  Endurance
  • Flexibility
  • Body composition

Blood Tests

  • Total cholesterol
  • HDL
  • LDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Blood Glucose
  • Liver and Kidney Function
  • Full Blood Count
  • All other age-indicated tests

Personal Wellness Report

  • including assessments of coronary risk, cancer risk and health age.
  • personalized health targets, wellness goals, educational references

Healthy Living Guidelines

Wellness Counselling Session

  • In-depth discussion of the Personal Wellness Report and the formulation of a Personal Action Plan with computerized targets and Wellness Goals 

Health Activity Tracker

  • An on-line tracking program that keeps participantts motivated about their health and welllness.

Online Wellness Centre

  • A one-stop source of health wellness, and disease prevention information.
  • A health and wellness newsletter that will keep participants informed about the latest health and medical information.

The fundamental difference between a Wellness Profile and a medical profile is the emphasis on reducing risk.  The Wellness Profile includes a thorough medical examination to ensure that treatable conditions do not exist (and if they do, appropriate investigations and treatments are arranged). But beyond this, the program will identify those indications of sub-optimal health that the client improve through his or her personal effort.

The Wellness Profile is a motivational tool that is designed to induce change in behavior through information and insight. No one will be unaffected by this exercise.