Our ‘Annual Health & Fitness check-up’ is a comprehensive pre-exercise screening process that provides an accurate ‘health snapshot’ and computation of your ‘health & fitness age’ for comparison with your true biological age. We use a unique evidence-based, computerised ‘health screening tool’ developed by a leading team of Australian exercise physiology and health promotion experts, to complete these assessments.
Our ‘Health & Fitness check-up’ and ‘Health Age Assessment’ was created to help you understand how your medical history, level of physical activity, health risk factors and physical abilities on your lifetime health outcomes, longevity and quality of living. It helps make health information meaningful and relevant for you by providing a simple and actionable health profile that allows you to identify and address any health risks or areas for improvement. The information provided can also be helpful for making decisions about an individual’s readiness to begin an exercise program or for making recommendations about changes to lifestyle or behaviour to improve your health and fitness. It allows us to identify health risk factors, review appropriate physical performance measures and provide counselling for individuals across 13 major risk factors for cardiovascular, metabolic and respiratory illnesses and a range of fitness tests. Percentile rankings are provided to enable easy comparison of individual results for discrete variables (e.g. aerobic fitness, strength) and overall health & performance ratings, using a large Australian database. We recommend annual review of health & fitness measures to help you stay on track!
In the latest season of How to Stay Young, researchers assess volunteers’ performance on 23 different tests and combine this into an overall body age. Individual test results are explained to each person, but the volunteers have little reaction to these numbers until they are converted into a body age.
Richard, an obese and inactive 49-year-old man, is reduced to tears when he sees his score: a body age of 92, more than 40 years older than his actual age. By the end of the program, he has lowered his body age by 13 years, to 79. Each episode has a similar example.
- Understand and influence key determinants of your lifetime health outcomes, longevity and quality of life
- Provides a better understanding of your personal health risks.
- Higher level of objectivity than on-line ‘Health & Fitness Age calculators’.
- Compares your results against 100,000+ Australian adults [percentile rankings allow easy comparison].
- Allows performance of unlimited simulations of ‘what if’ scenarios for visualising possible future changes.
- Helps to monitor the impact of changes to your lifestyle and behaviour.
- Measures change in health and fitness variables over time
- Assists and guides personalised goal setting and exercise programming.
Our ‘Health Age Assessment’ screening tool offers a unique ‘what if’ function that allows individuals to experiment with and observe the impact of specific changes to the risk and health factor variables (e.g. the impact of a 5kg weight reduction or increased activity patterns on your health & fitness age). These simulations can be performed in real time, providing simple and immediate feedback to assist with goal setting and exercise programming
A ‘Health Age’ assessment is based on your responses to a series of medical and lifestyle questions and a range of objective health and performance measures. This information is used to calculate your personal ‘health and fitness profile’ relative to other people of similar age and gender, based on a comprehensive national database of results. It also utilises the national pre-exercise screening standards developed in 2011 by Exercise & Sports Science Australia, Fitness Australia and Sports Medicine Australia which govern the way pre-exercise screening is undertaken across the Australian health and fitness industry.
‘Health Age’ Assessment: $145 [60 minutes]
‘Body Composition’ Analysis: $90 [optional extra – see our ‘Body Composition Analysis’ info sheet ]
++ PHI, Medicare’s EPC plan, Diabetes care plan & Dept. of Vet Affiars (DVA) funding / rebates apply.
*Please note that most private health funds cover Exercise Physiology & Dietitian services – check with your fund for the specifics of your policy & the rebate you are entitled to. All of our clinics / exercise studios have a HICAPS machine for on the spot rebate claiming.
No Doctor’s referral is required for private patients. A Doctor’s referral is required for eligible services under Medicare’s EPC or Diabetes care plan, Dept. of Vet Affiars (DVA) or RTW-SA.