The assessments we conduct provide people with a good idea of how fit and
healthy they are.
If people know what sort of shape they are in they can make choices about
improving their health and lowering the risk of a host of body system
dysfunctions. Low levels of physical activity, poor diet and an inability to
manage the stresses of life and work are contributing to an epidemic of
avoidable body system, dysfunctions.
40 odd years ago, John F Kennedy said that 'the softening process of our
civilization continues its persistent erosion'. This would have to be the
understatement of the 20th century.
What's interesting about it is that many people seem ignorant of the fact
that the health of key body systems is gradually being compromised by their
lifestyle. They don't attribute their headaches, lack of energy, high blood
pressure or back pain to what they're doing too little of or what they're
doing too much of.
They don't realize that the symptoms of dysfunction usually are not apparent
until dysfunction has well and truly set in. They don't recognize the small
signs, preferring to 'leave it to chance' that nothing catastrophic will
happen to them.
Our approach to individual and collective health is based on this faint hope
that nothing is going to break down - and if it does, modern medicine will
come to the rescue and an employer or the government will foot the bill.
What sort of a fraud is that?