- 01 What Is UFIT Health Screening?
- 02 What Are The Benefits?
- 03 What's Included?
- 04 Which Packages Are Available?
Holistic Health Assessment
The UFIT Health Screen is a contemporary holistic health assessment that will help us find out if there are any health risks that you need to be aware of, and it will help you understand how to get the most from your body through exercise.
What Are The Benefits?
- We can create an accurate assessment of your current health status and identify opportunities to improve your wellbeing.
- The tests Identify any health or lifestyle issues that could lead to a higher than normal risk of illness or injury.
- We can design a highly individualised training program that addresses your specific health needs.
Which Tests Are Carried Out?
5 main tests are carried out in a UFIT Health Screen:
- Cardiorespiratory Fitness Test
- Resting Metabolic Rate
- Blood Lipid Profile
- Lung Function Test
- Fasting Blood Glucose Test
Detailed reporting and advice based on your health markers will be provided at each appointment for long-term progress.
See below for more details!
Each Health Screen includes the five tests listed below. We have two packages available:
- 1x Health Screen - $300
- 3x Health Screens (annual package) - $642
CARDIORESPIRATORY FITNESS TEST
This is an incremental exercise test completed on a bike or treadmill, where your oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide production are measured. The test begins at a low intensity and periodically increases in intensity. This gives us insight into your metabolic health and how your body utilises oxygen at different exercise intensities, so we can achieve your goals in the most efficient and safest way possible.
RESTING METABOLIC RATE
The RMR is the number of calories your body utilises at rest per day. It makes up around 60-75% of your daily energy expenditure. This test is performed using a gas analysis system which measures the amount ofoxygen taken in and carbon dioxide produced. Breath analysis is the most accurate/accessible method of determining how many calories you require at rest.
BLOOD LIPID PROFILE
Lipids are a group of fats and fat-like substances that are essential for certain cellular functions and sources of energy. A blood lipid profile will measure the level of specific lipids in the blood. Two important lipids are cholesterol and triglycerides (TG). A capillary blood sample is taken from the finger and examined to show LDL/HDL cholesterol levels and Total Cholesterol:HDL ratio. This test has been suggested to be the best predictor of cardiovascular disease risk.
LUNG FUNCTION TEST
To perform the test the individual takes one maximal inspiration of air and then maximally expires through a measurement device. Lung spirometry testing is recommended for any smoker over the age of 45 years as well as anyone presenting with shortness of breath, chronic wheezing, coughing or mucus production. It is a simple non-invasive test that can be performed easily. Results from this test can help identify respiratory obstructive abnormalities sometimes before signs and symptoms of disease are present.
FASTING BLOOD GLUCOSE TEST
This provides a snapshot of your blood glucose levels and gives us an indirect measurement of how your insulin is functioning. So, if the fasted blood glucose value is above the norm, this can indicate the insulin is not functioning how it should, which is a characteristic of type 2 diabetes. The glycated Haemoglobin Test provides an indication of average blood glucose levels over the last 2-3 months and a better indicator of metabolic health.