WHAT IS BIOMETRICS?
A biometric screening is the measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, cholesterol, blood glucose, and aerobic fitness tests that can be taken at the worksite and used as part of a workplace health assessment to benchmark and evaluate changes in employee health status over time and early detect if you are at risk of cardiovascular disease.
A regular assessment of an individual's health can provide valuable insight on current and potential medical issues, their risk for chronic preventable diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension, and can identify strategies for improved health and well-being
WHY SHOULD I GET A BIOMETRIC SCREENING?
If your company offers biometric screenings, not only will you have the opportunity to learn more about your health at no cost to you, but it will also give you the convenience to know if you are at risk of cardiovascular disease diabetes and save you a trip to the doctor’s office.
WHAT COMPANIES SHOULD KNOW
Biometric screenings should be considered the starting point for any company seeking to reduce health plan costs as they provide an accurate baseline analysis regarding the current health status of the entire group. Without them, it's almost impossible to design a health and wellness strategy that will work.