Monday, May 9, 2011

Our Annual Wellness Fair

We held our annual wellness fair last week. This year we included the following: 

Cooking Demo with Cindy Mann
  • Vitamin D screening (blood draw)
  • Complete Blood Count screening (blood draw)
  • Thyroid screening (blood draw)
  • Blood Pressure
  • Skin damage screening
  • Body Composition/ Body Mass Index
  • Waist Circumference
  • Weight
  • Bone Density
  • Grip Strength
  • 10-Minute Seated Massage 
  • Drinking Goggles
  • Fitness Assessment with TrueAP (@TrueAP)
  • Talk with a United Healthcare representative

Almost all of the services were provided by Lifework StrategiesTrueAP did the fitness assessments. They've developed a nice scored assessment and we've found their testing to be consistent. 

People are always very appreciative of getting the blood work. One individual requested that we add a B12 screening, so we'll look into that. We waited for years to be able offer Vitamin D screening. For a long time, it was used as a diagnostic test and not as a screening. I think we might run into the same issue with B12. We'll see...

I'd like to have more giveaways -- like sun screen to go a long with the sun damage screening -- but it takes a lot of time and effort to arrange them and it doesn't seem to have much of an impact on participation. Maybe next year.

Cooking demonstrations are always popular. Cindy made Quinoa and Black Beans and Asparagus and Cashews with Ginger for us. I want to learn more about Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution being extended into the workplace and what we might be able to offer our staff. So, stay tuned on that front. 

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