Heart Checks for Heart Week

Heart Week 30th April – 1st May 2017

Organise Heart checks in May for Heart Week and 5% of the total revenue will be donated to the Heart Foundation of Australia.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. It claimed 48,500 lives in 2008 and there is a death from cardiovascular disease every 11 minutes.  It affects more than 3.4 million Australians and prevents 1.4 million people living a full life because of the disability caused by the disease.

A majority of cardiovascular disease incidents are preventable with a healthy lifestyle.

A Heart Check involves:

  1. Waist and Hip Girths
  2. Weight
  3. Height
  4. Body Fat %
  5. Water Retention
  6. Body Mass Index (BMI)
  7. Blood Pressure
  8. Resting Heart Rate
  9. Aerobic Capacity (Schell Step Test)
  10. Cholesterol Test
  11. Glucose Test

The employee and employer will be given a report on the findings and strategies to improve areas of weakness.