LOUGHBOROUGH, Leicestershire, UK (July 2nd, 2010) – Fisher Scientific, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., today announced a number of additional dates for their staff to have a confidential Health MOT. These take place on site and are as a result of a very popular Health awareness Day, held earlier in the year.
Employees are encouraged to go along for a free health check up, in private, which consists of measurement of the following: blood pressure, body fat %, muscle mass, visceral fat, body water % and basal metabolic rate. This is provided by Charnwood Borough Council as part of their Active Together Programme.
The Active Together consultant can advise participants on ways to improve their measurements within the above areas and what the benefits to achieving the right kind of measurements can be i.e. reducing the chances of suffering from the following: coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers. Other benefits include helping people to feel better by reducing stress and anxiety.
One Fisher Scientific participant commented “It’s a great idea, as I probably wouldn’t bother to get myself checked, if I had to travel to somewhere to be measured, the ‘MOT’ only took 15 minutes. It’s so convenient and very worthwhile as the consultant picked-up on slightly high blood pressure. I was unaware of this and I have now visited my Doctor and he has been able to advise me of ways I can reduce my blood pressure without the need to take tablets”.
Employees will be able to keep track of their health measurements as more health ‘MOT’ days are planned throughout the rest of the year.
The company recognise the value of health ‘MOT’ days, if our staff feel healthier then it follows that there is less chance of them falling ill and it could enable them to work more effectively.
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