Biometric screenings are part of improving a persons' health awareness. This evaluation is used to identify risk factors due to an unhealthy lifestyle that can contribute to diabetes and heart disease. The information is used to provide strategies and preventative measures to reduce these risk factors.
This may be the first step in an individual taking a positive active role to impact their health and well-being.
These are the essential factors that are measured:
- Body mass index (BMI)
- Waist circumference (abdominal girth)
- Glucose / blood sugar
- HDL cholesterol level
- LDL cholesterol level
- Total cholesterol level
- Triglycerides level (fatty acids in the blood)