The Green Prescription risk assessments provide people with a good idea of how fit and
healthy they are. They're based on the premise that the first step toward
managing risk is measuring risk, and then continuing to measure it to keep
an eye on progress.
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.
There is an absolute epidemic of body system dysfunction.
What's interesting about it is that many people seem unaware 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
a. what they're doing too little of
b. what they're
doing too much of
c. what they're eating too much of or
d. what they're eating too little of.
What they don't realize is that the symptoms of body system dysfunction are usually 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.
In our culture, the most common approach to individual and collective health is
to do nothing in the way of maintenance, relying on the 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 risk management strategy is that?
The good news is that there is a reasonable certainty that people can restore poor function back to good function if they're
diligent and persistent. Small health, fitness and wellbeing problems don't
have to escalate in to large medical problems.
All it takes to restore poor function to good is a bit of time and effort; it doesn't take much money. The
benefits? In the first instance you'll feel better? Scores on the Health,
Fitness and Wellbeing profile will go back close to zero. Joint and muscle
pain will disappear. Sadness and despair will make way for happiness and
• Health Climate Survey - 15 minutes
• Complete Health, Fitness and Wellbeing - 60 minutes
• Health and Fitness checkup- 30 minutes
• Metabolic Health - 20 minutes
• Fitness - 30 minutes
• Green Prescription Fitness Test - 30 minutes
• 20 Metre Run - 20 minutes
• Musculo-skeletal Risk Screen - 20 minutes
• Diet - 20 minutes
• Stress Risk - 20 minutes
• Career satisfaction - 20 minutes