Will you have exceptional health in your 80’s?

August 10, 2014 8:28 pm Health Check Quiz Take the 2-minute quiz below and see how your health balance sheet is looking at the financial year end. * BMI: is your weight in kgs divided by your height in metres2 ** Grip Strength: While we do measure this on our clients, we don’t do this universally. If you can’t recall… View Article

Bad Food Habits Impact Productivity

August 8, 2014 3:39 pm In his recent article, Food for Thought, Dr John Cummins discusses how bad food habits can impact negatively on productivity in the workplace. Avoid fruit juice. Choose water instead. Eat nuts and raw vegetables for snacks. Two pieces of fruit a day keeps us healthy. This article was first published in the August edition of HRMonthly.

Job strain associated with heart disease

July 8, 2014 10:59 am Researchers have found an association between job strain and coronary heart disease. People who experience job strain are 23% more likely to experience a heart attack, compared to people without such stress. Job strain results from doing highly demanding work with little freedom to control decisions about that work. Read my recent article, “Out of… View Article

Massive Health Improvement

June 16, 2014 11:21 pm I saw a 41-year-old man the other day and gave him a trophy for massively improving his health. He has given me permission to tell his story. When we met When I first saw him 5 years ago he was overworked, overweight, with very abnormal liver function tests, a poor cholesterol profile and a terrible… View Article

Are senior executives different …?

June 6, 2014 6:45 pm The stereotype of the stressed-out, overworked senior manager is one big myth. I was surprised when a senior HR manager of a large listed company told me she believed that executives and upper-level managers were all highly stressed and had problems with alcohol. We provided figures on her own senior staff that were quite contrary… View Article

What makes our checkups different?

June 4, 2014 7:17 pm A check up with Executive Medicine does differ from a check up with a General Practitioner. Our focus is on the prevention and early detection … We look for early evidence of illnesses which are the most common causes of all deaths, particularly premature deaths. This means we focus on cardiovascular disease risk assessment (heart… View Article

Is testosterone safe?

May 12, 2014 7:33 am Is testosterone safe? Testosterone gives us energy, boosts our muscle mass and bone strength, boosts insulin sensitivity (which is the opposite of diabetes), reduces body fat, and gives us more energy. As we age our testosterone levels decline. Typically, there is an average annual reduction in free testosterone of 2%. However, the healthier you are,… View Article

The importance of Functional Movement Assessments

May 9, 2014 4:58 pm Why I believe everyone should have a Functional Movement Assessment About 18 months ago I was noticing slight pain in both shoulders. I had a Functional Movement Assessment (FMS) which pinpointed the “winging” of my scapula as the cause of the problem. I learned that my shoulder wasn’t functioning normally due to a muscular imbalance…. View Article

Creating a Healthy Workplace

May 4, 2014 9:50 pm Many companies are actively and successfully working to achieve positive health outcomes for staff and employers. Learn how in my recent article Creating a Healthy Workplace: Bringing everyone on board is the key to overall staff wellbeing. This article first ran in the May 2014 issue of HRMonthly