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Get fit for work and for life: Ben highlights new health check programme for industry in latest physical health campaign


Date: 17-Jul-2017

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a new campaign today which will spotlight the importance of good physical health to a person’s life. 

Top searches on Ben’s website relate to healthy lifestyle, diet, getting fit, quitting smoking and returning to work after injury. As part of the new campaign – ‘get fit for work and for life’ – Ben has released some related articles and information on its website: www.ben.org.uk/physicalhealth

To help those working in the industry get fit and improve their physical health, while preventing bigger issues arising, Ben will launch a new programme of physical health checks later this year. These checks determine a person’s general physical health, providing information based on national health guidelines and are supported with practical tips on how to improve health if needed. 

The checks included are:
Resting Heart Rate Test
Blood Pressure Test
Body Mass Index (BMI) Test
Body Fat Percentage

Zara Ross, Chief Executive of Ben, said: “As part of this new campaign, we will be highlighting the impact that physical health can have on a person’s whole life. We will be offering more advice and information to help people get fit and stay fit for work and for life. By focusing on preventative measures and offering advice on subjects such as healthy eating and exercise, we can help people maintain a good level of health and fitness. As part of this, we’re really excited to be launching our physical health checks later this year to support businesses in helping their employees get fit and stay fit for work and for life.

“At Ben, we focus on holistic health and wellbeing, because one problem often has a knock-on effect on other areas of a person’s life. The four main aspects of a person’s health and wellbeing (financial, social, physical and mental) are inextricably linked.”

Ben also supports people suffering with existing long-term and chronic illnesses. From their findings, three big physical health issues for the people working in the automotive industry last year were chronic illness, disability and terminal illness. Another reason people contacted Ben for support last year was due to injury (both at work and outside of work). 

Physical health resources
During July to September, Ben will be offering the automotive community advice and support about their physical health on its website, www.ben.org.uk/physicalhealth. They will also be providing information and top tips to help people get fit and stay fit, using social media and mailing channels. 

Serious illness information

General physical health

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