Health Risk Appraisals
Health Risk Appraisals (HRA) will be conducted by Kettering Medical Center (KMC) and are completely confidential. The goal of the HRA is to identify potential health risks that may need to be addressed before beginning an exercise program. KMC will communicate directly with the employee regarding the results. The HRA includes:
• Lifestyle Questionnaire
• Physical Tests
• Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index Screenings
The HRA is not required for employees to participate in the Employee Wellness Program; however, it is required to receive a free fitness pass. What that means is: you can work out on your own (running, biking, working out at other facilities) and submit those activities for participation points without completing an HRA. But if you want to use City of Kettering facilities for free as part of the program, you must complete the HRA.
Whether or not you want a free pass, completing the HRA can provide valuable information concerning your health.
Knowledge is power. Wellness, fitness and nutrition lectures will be held throughout the year, usually during the lunch hour. Topics will be determined based on suggestions by employees and the Wellness Committee. Employees attending program lectures will automatically be entered into a chance-to-win drawing of $50 for each specified monthly lecture conducted. Additionally, DVD copies of the lecture will be distributed to each department. Employees wanting to be entered for the chance-to-win drawing must watch the lecture within 56 days (8 weeks) of the actual lecture date. Employees wishing to claim participation points for watching the lecture, must also watch the lecture within 56 days of the actual lecture date. Please see your Employee Wellness Program Department Representative or Lindsey Patrick for additional details. A detailed list of upcoming lectures is available online.
Let’s get moving! Once the HRA is completed, employees wil receive a free annual pass to both the Kettering Recreation Complex and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center. If you are not ready to work out at the fitness center, you can begin your personal wellness program by simply walking two or more days a week at home or at the office with co-workers.
Various health screenings will be held throughout the year at several locations including the Government Center, Kettering Recreation Complex and the Kettering Fitness & Wellness Center. A detailed list of upcoming screenings is available online.