A regular exercise programme is recommended by all health professionals because regular exercise is known to help protect your cardiovascular system and reduce your risk of diabetes and cancer.
However, if you are over 30 and are planning to commence an exercise programme, it is important to have a health check beforehand. It is not unusual to hear about people having a sudden heart attack in the gym, whilst out jogging or on the golf course without having any prior symptoms. In some cases this is due to a narrowing of the arteries from a build-up of fatty deposits laid down over several years. Symptoms may not be noticeable until a heart attack occurs.
Your local gym or fitness centre may do some basic checks but most will be woefully inadequate. Therefore, our Pre-Exercise Health Check with the Soza Health Screening programme would be a useful way of testing your health before commencing any form of new exercise programme.
The Pre-Exercise Health Check takes approximately one and a half hours and consists of the following:
1. Urine and Saliva Test
Urine and saliva are examined for infection, acidosis/alkalosis, dehydration, sodium levels and digestive efficiency.
2. Blood Test (finger prick)
Fasting blood test taken to identify early stage diabetes. Glucose, triglycerides and cholesterol levels measured.
3. Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA)
Weight, height, hip and waist data, in combination with specific electrical frequencies, measure body composition, metabolic rate, hydration, cellular constitution and vitality.