Verve Wellness

The Greatest Wealth is Health

In today’s stressful times our ultimate goal of corporate health screenings is to give employees a baseline to help motivate them toward healthy behaviours which optimally leads to high performing teams.

Verve Corporate Wellness put your employees in the driver’s seat of their health by providing fast, accurate, easy to understand results.

The health assessment tests are quick and virtually painless and all employees receive results immediately.

By offering health assessment tests to your employees, companies will communicate an invested interest in their staffs health and wellbeing.

Statistics released last year by Occupational Care South Africa (OCSA) and Statistics South Africa show that roughly 15% of South African employees miss work every day, costing business between R12 billion and R16 billion a year.

Staff feeling that senior management are sincerely interested in employee wellbeing is the top driver of engagement with obvious spin offs for productivity and reducing absenteeism.

While helping to keep employees healthy may contribute to productivity and overall wellbeing, it also helps make the company more attractive to employees. A recent survey by global healthcare organisation Optum showed that 82% of employees working at companies with health and wellness programmes said these initiatives would encourage them to stay in their jobs www.cbn.co.za

All your need to know...

Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat like substance that the body needs, but when there is too much in the blood, it can build up on the wall of arteries. This can lead to heart disease and stroke. Screening is the key to detecting high cholesterol because there are no signs or symptoms. Source: Journal of Occupational Medicine

Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is a highly controllable risk factor but since there are no symptoms, employees may have high blood pressure and not know it. Diagnosing high blood pressure early can help prevent heart disease, stroke, eye problems or chronic kidney diseases. Source: Journal of Occupational Medicine

Glucose test

Glucose test is a blood test that screens for prediabetes and diabetes by measuring the level of glucose (sugar) in a person’s blood. Over time, high blood glucose levels can damage eyes, kidneys, nerves and blood levels. Source: American Diabetes Association

HIV

Employers are mistaken in thinking that only their lower-level workers are at risk of HIV infection.  HIV and Aids can cost your business a lot – both directly and indirectly. There is time to treat if managed in time.

Body Mass Index (BMI)

Body Mass Index is a number calculated from a person’s height and weight. Weighing too much may increase risk for developing many health problems,

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Certain types of cancer
  • Sleep apnoea
  • Pregnancy complications

Iron Tests

Iron is an essential trace element and is necessary for the formation of red blood cells and certain enzymes.

Iron (Fe) is a mineral needed for haemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen.

The main signs of anaemia are;

  • Paleness
  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Headaches 
  • Rapid heartbeat and shortness of breath particularly during exercise, but could otherwide go unnoticed

Iron is needed for energy, good muscle and organ function.

What do Health Assessments Measure?

Standard on-site health assessments events include the following:
Blood Pressure
Height
Weight
Waist Circumference
Body Mass Index (BMI)
Cholesterol & Glucose
Iron
HIV
Face-to-face consultation with a registered nurse

When you put all of these tests together, you will create an accurate picture of your employees risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes – the most common and costly of all health problems. All of these health conditions can be prevented with early detection.

By offering on-site health assessments you will:
• Help employees detect preventable diseases and serious health conditions earlier.
• Educate employees about lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of health risk factors.
• Impact your bottom line…

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