Learn More About Your Health Checks

About The SiSU Station Score

The SiSU Station Score is a calculation out of a maximum possible 10 points representing your health based on your SiSU Health Station visit. It is calculated based on your results including blood pressure and Body Mass Index. You must have completed at least 3 checks including blood pressure to receive a score. The calculation is based on national data relating to how much a health factor impacts life expectancy. A higher score is more desirable and represents a healthier lifestyle and is associated with lower risk of disease.

How I Compare for my Station Score

How I Compare is where your SiSU Health Station Score sits amongst your chosen comparison group, such as ‘males’. So a ranking of 4,000th means for your chosen comparison group there are 3,999 people with a higher/better Station Score out of the total number of people in your comparison group than you. The total number of people in your comparison group is usually shown at the bottom of the scale, in this example, 7,500 females…

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About The Heart Age

Knowing your heart age can help you understand your risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), and this can be calculated using the Framingham Risk Score, based on the Framingham Heart Study. The Framingham Heart Study is a world renowned research project that began in 1948 to identify the common factors that contribute to cardiovascular disease. The Heart Age can give you an indication how healthy your heart is and is representative of your chance of developing cardiovascular disease…

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What Should My Blood Pressure Be?

Blood pressure is how much pressure there is inside your arteries as blood is pumped around your body. If the pressure is too great it will put a strain on your heart, which can cause a heart attack or stroke. It’s important to get it checked regularly and make lifestyle changes if it’s too high…

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What is BMI and What Should I Aim For?

Body Mass index (BMI) is a calculation to determine whether you’re a healthy weight for your height. Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. BMI is a good way of seeing whether your weight is appropriate for your height. The higher your BMI, the more susceptible you are to diseases, so measuring your BMI regularly is important for staying healthy…

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How is Body Fat Measured and How Do I Compare?

We use Bioelectic Impedance Analysis to determine body fat percentage. This is a convenient method, but is less accurate than calipers (depending on the experience of the tester) because hydration levels have an effect on results. Many people would like a body that has little fat but the reality is, everybody needs some fat for basic functions and for protecting vital organs. Therefore there are two types of fat – essential and stored fat. The percentage of essential fat for men is 3-5% and for women is 8-12%. Women need more for childbearing and other hormonal functions, but without essential fat, we wouldn’t survive…

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What’s a Good Resting Heart Rate?

Resting heart rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute (bpm), while you are sitting and resting. Generally, a normal resting heart rate is between 60-100bpm, but for athletes and people who are physically fit, they will have a lower heart rate, around 40-60bpm, but sometimes under 40bpm. The fitter you are, the lower your heart rate will be. This is because the body becomes more efficient at pumping blood throughout the body…

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