Did you know that prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer to affect males in the UK? According to Cancer Research UK, over 48,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and Prostate Cancer UK state that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. But why should you raise … Read moreTips to Promote Prostate Cancer Awareness in the Workplace
Author: Kelly Sallows-Cole, Commercial Director at Healthy Performance Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Wear it Pink day, always prompts me to remind my friends and my loved ones to check your boobs! If I have learnt anything over these years that is; you are never too young to get Breast Cancer. You don’t have to … Read moreBreast Cancer Awareness Month: My Breast Cancer Story
National cholesterol month is an entire month dedicated to raising awareness of high cholesterol, the health implications and reducing your numbers. Cholesterol is a topic that many of us don’t really understand – we just know the word and that there is a good and bad version of it. So, what is cholesterol? Cholesterol is … Read moreNational Cholesterol Month 2021: Why should you care about your cholesterol levels?
If it feels like the summer of 2021 has been a long time coming, well that’s because it has been! The sun is out (periodically at least), we’re allowed to meet up with friends and family again and have our bags packed for our UK staycations. But as temperatures rise this summer, it’s essential that … Read moreLooking After Yourself During the Great British Summertime
If you’re looking to gain a better understanding of what we do at Healthy Performance when we undertake onsite employee health checks for organisations, the below video does an excellent job of showcasing our approach and demonstrating the positive impact. Produced by our long-term client, Thames Water, as part of their internal communications to staff, … Read moreHealth Checks (PMAs) for Thames Water (Video)
In 2017, we delivered 17,545 onsite employee health checks… According to the University of Birmingham, obesity is costing the UK economy over £3 billion a year. Obesity can lead to a vast array of diseases and illnesses and it can reduce life expectancy by 10-14 years. A recent study has found that 20% of young people born at … Read moreIn 2017, 45% of employees we screened were found to be overweight or obese
Our client, Thames Water has shared some amazing stories following the recent onsite employee health checks we delivered for their staff. Two employees, in particular, were very grateful to their employer for providing the health checks or ‘PMAs’ (personal medical assessments) as they have potentially saved their lives. Serious health issues were flagged up during … Read moreOnsite employee health checks can save lives
During 2017, we delivered 17,545 onsite health checks, some of which included an optional PSA test, usually for men over 40 yrs old or with a family history of the condition. We processed 1,358 tests last year, with 62 of these tests leading to a GP referral for further testing. The PSA test can help to detect … Read morePSA testing and raising awareness of prostate cancer
Whilst planning ahead for 2018, we’ve spent a little time looking back at 2017 and thought we’d share some key numbers. Having provided 17,545 onsite health checks and 14,238 online lifestyle assessments during 2017, it’s really interesting to see that… We’re delighted that 79% have gone on to make lifestyle changes, and with feedback like this, … Read moreOur 2017 numbers for employee onsite health checks
Workplace Health Screening at its Best We love it when our clients and their employees take the time to share feedback about their experience of working with us to deliver their onsite health screening and health and wellbeing initiatives. Not only does their feedback allow us to monitor our quality and professionalism, we also use it to … Read moreWorkplace Health Screening at its Best
This year’s focus for Bowel Cancer Awareness Month is on bowel screening. Bowel cancer is the UK’s second biggest cancer killer, but if picked up and diagnosed early can be treated and can be curable. According to stats from Cancer Council Research UK, diagnosing bowel cancer early (Stage 1) leads to a 95% 5-year survival … Read moreThe Importance of Bowel Screening
With a growing number of onsite health checks to choose from, it can be a confusing process to decide what is best for your organisation’s health and wellbeing strategy. From the spectrum of tests available, it’s essential to include two key areas when you introduce onsite health checks – blood pressure and (if your budget … Read moreOnsite health checks: which tests should you include?