The (not so) bullet-proof worker – case study
Optimum delivers a program that allows individuals to work directly with us to assess, track and continually evaluate their own health and wellbeing. They can identify what risks they are facing and how these risk factors impact on them being able to perform their job. There are 9 different Risk Assessment modules to choose from.
We were on site in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia delivering this program and an individual we’ll name John, selected the Healthy Heart Check module. He was 41 years of age, a technician, father, husband and brother. The collected data indicated he was also a high coronary risk. This was quite a surprise to John as he thought he was “bullet proof”. Sometimes one just needs a catalyst to bring about change.
In the 6 months between assessments, John was sent numerous education items, had the opportunity to go online through Optimum’s cloud-based Health Hub and update his heart health profile. He also followed through on the referrals to his GP and engaged his family for support. He was ready to make the changes required.
His weight decreased 10 kgs. His blood glucose now reads, “Diabetes unlikely”. His Blood Pressure reduced 15 points and his work clothes fit more comfortably. He no longer has any of the 8 risk factors we assess for heart health in the red zone. He also modified his lifestyle habits. The workforce now has a lower risk worker.
John did tell us “I knew I had to do something…but what? How do I start”? He was grateful to the Optimum Team for getting him back on track.