(KUTV) You’re overworked, stressed out, and don’t have time to be sick. Sound familiar? If so, an executive health exam might be just the thing to make sure your lifestyle is keeping you as healthy as possible.
In just one day, Park City Hospital’s LiVe Well Center is able to take an in-depth look at your health. The executive health exam addresses potential health problems, evaluates the patient’s goals, and leaves patients with a personalized plan.
“What they need to do for their next year to stay healthy, prevent disease, and to get the most out of their lives,” says Dr. Kelly Woodward, Medical Director at the Park City Hospital LiVe Well Center.
This exam was created with the busy executive or corporate manager in mind and goes into much more detail than your typical annual physical. The standard exam takes about seven hours, and the day typically looks something like this:
- 7 AM arrival for comprehensive lab tests
- Bod Pod assessment to measure body composition and resting metabolic rate
- Light breakfast
- In-depth medical evaluation of lifestyle habits, medical history, physical examination, and health goals
- Review of lab results to measure cholesterol levels, inflammation, thyroid function, hormone levels, and more
- Fitness evaluation including aerobic capacity (VO2 treadmill test), strength, balance, and flexibility with an exercise physiologist
- Comprehensive nutrition consultation with a registered dietitian.
- Mindfulness, stress reduction, goal setting, and goal planning with certified wellness coach
- Therapeutic massage and/or sports performance services for cyclists and runners
- Meet again with the doctor to answer questions and follow-up planning
Throughout the day they are able to evaluate and address what is needed to maintain a healthy lifestyle – which includes managing stress and sleep.
“Getting healthy sleep is extremely important for health. Thirty-five percent of Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep a night and that’s very unhealthy,” says Dr. Woodward.
At the end of the day, patients walk away with a comprehensive plan to improve their health moving forward.