Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution, a health scare or an up-coming event, most of us at some point try some sort of lifestyle overhaul. The majority of us however either get fed up, focus on the wrong thing or set ourselves up to fail. The enthusiasm that you first start with can quickly turn to frustration.
“The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like and do what you’d rather not do!”
As GPs we are inundated with patients aiming for a healthier lifestyle. What’s struck us over the years is that while most are eager to change, they find it difficult to execute those changes. Although you might be embarking on a health kick for yourself, you shouldn’t do it by yourself. Everyone needs support and a strategic plan to succeed.
That is where we step in.
Having accrued over 3 decades of health screening experience between us we recognise that simply turning up for a medical is not enough.
Crunching the numbers and measuring the variables during a ‘Well Person check’ is essential, but only effective if patients subsequently make the changes off their own initiative. So we have created bespoke lifestyle medical packages. These include all of the regular health screening parameters but also encompass things like personal metabolic risk for diabetes and heart disease, nutritional profiling and sports performance analysis. We also have an onsite scanner which formally analyses bone density, muscle mass and body fat.