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Employer Required Health Screening

Monday, July 21, 2014

Everyone at work is FREAKING out about this health screen.
No one likes to be told their BMI states over 29.9 and they need to shape it up.
Then they check your blood pressure and say you should be 130/85 or better.
CRAP lady... you just told me I am fat. emoticon
Wouldn't your blood pressure be up if you were told that? emoticon
Now you tell my LDL Cholesterol should be 130 or less. emoticon
AND now you tell me I can't even have a emoticon
or I will fail the Tobacco/Nicotine test.
OMGAW! I would not want to have your job lady.
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All kidding aside...
We were required to do the Health Screening last year. This year the two scores will be compared.
emoticon emoticon I do not know which will triumph!
I know my BMI is better, because I weigh less! emoticon
I've been watching my Blood Pressure and it is staying the same. Which is GOOD! emoticon
My LDL Cholesterol... I do not know. I just eat what I want as always. Never anything fried... well rarely fry anything. I'm a baker & steamer kind of gal!

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Guess I'm different than my co-workers... I am excited to see the difference in last years numbers and this years numbers!

Good or bad or just balancing as before?

My hubs has to take the screening too this year, this will be his first year to do the screening and he is nervous as a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs!
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  • XRSIZE16
    It would be fun to compare!
    1396 days ago
    And the answer is??????????????? emoticon
    1397 days ago
    This seems to be the norm for larger and smaller companies anymore. I can't blame them as long as they are incentive programs. My health insurance gives me up to $75.00 a year for prescriptions and other health related items if I do certain things, like recording BP, glucose, weight, exercise, etc. I think it's a great idea. In the long run it saves the insurance co and it's a positive way to get me healthy. They need to be positive too and not condescending and negative. $75.00 may not sound like much but I have great insurance and my prescriptions are not much.
    1398 days ago
  • RHOOK20047
    Many companies per the insurance companies are doing that. My company gives $50 off the premium per month for those that went through the testing. Tobacco and drug testing if you failed that you had to sign up for a lasss to quit and like you said we will be retested next year. Imagine when they see mine. I was 387 lbs when tested last year. Currently at 286! My BMI better be lower!
    1398 days ago
    I hope you have GREAT results. You can only get better. emoticon
    1398 days ago
    When my cholesterol was out of whack my doctor told me to start walking. My cholesterol improved. If you don't already walk start out with something like 5 minutes 3 times a day. Then after about a week or two go to 10 minute walks 3 times a day. Keep doing this until you can walk as much as you would like.
    1398 days ago
    Best of luck.
    1398 days ago
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