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Health Assets Value

Care for the Temple: There is a saying of the ancient Romans - "mens sana in corpore sano," which is Latin for "in a sound body rests a sound mind." Our health and bodies need to be treated like temples and considered sacred if we hope to live life fully and completely. Regular exercise will not only improve our health, it will help us think more clearly, boost creativity and manage the relentless stress that seems to dominate our days. And research has proven that exercise will not only add life to our years, it could add years to our life - hence the age old saying "Health is the Greatest Wealth!"

MANTRA, the First Life Style Health Club of Kolkata, and the leading Health Club chain in North Kolkata, whose prime focus being on increasing this critical 'wealth', makes a resolution to spread "Health is the Greatest Wealth" awareness amongst the Mantra Members.

In view of this, for the first time Mantra introduces Health & Fitness Assessment Facilities for its esteem members. The very purpose of this programme is to help members assess the status of their health essentially via health and fitness assessment to derive and asses the Health Asset Value (HAV).

Through Six Exclusive Health and Fitness Assessment Programme, we will assess your health and fitness level and provide you with a monthly Health Asset Value (HAV) report... With the help of this report you can easily track down Your progress and can easily be alert if any significant changes is coming in to your body. This exclusive HAV report will encourage you

  • 1 To stay motivated on daily exercise routine.
  • 2 To help you to set your fitness goal.
  • 3 To help you to know your fitness rating.
  • 4 To help you to identify your short comings regarding your health and fitness issues.
  • 5 To help you to take preventive measures on health and fitness issues.
  • And last but not the list
  • 6 To improve Health Asset Value.

Health & Fitness Assessment Facilities


General Medical Assessment

Through general medical assessment, conducted periodically, we would be storing with us some medical information of the members like blood pressure, pulse rate, oxygen saturation level, visual acuity etc. Such information will not only help you and your trainers to moderate your activity level but will also give fair idea about your general medical condition.

  • Blood pressure: Blood pressure (BP), sometimes referred to as arterial blood pressure, is the pressure exerted by circulating blood upon the walls of blood vessels, and is one of the principal vital signs through which we can assess the basic body functions.
  • Visual Acuity: Vision is the appreciation of differences in the outside world. Visual Acuity is the measurement of the vision obtained. It is the clarity or sharpness of vision. The measurement of visual acuity gives a clue towards the ocular pathology. Good visual acuity is very important while driving, because it helps people recognize landmarks, avoid obstacles and read road signs.
  • Normal Visual Acuity Further Evaluation Required
    6/6 and 6/9 6/12, 6/18, 6/24, 6/36, 6/60 & <6/60
  • Resting Pulse Rate or Heart Rate: When you sit quietly, your heart slips into a slower, steady pace known as your resting heart rate. An increase in this rate over time may be a signal of heart trouble ahead. The usual range for resting heart rate lie in between 60 and 90 beats per minute. Above 90, it is considered high!
  • Oxygen Saturation Level: Through Oxygen Saturation level we can know how well your lungs are functioning in transferring oxygen to your blood. Your body needs a certain level of oxygen circulating in the blood to cells and tissues. In a healthy person with normal lung function when this level of oxygen falls below a certain level (<95%), it indicates low oxygen levels in blood - a condition medically termed as hypoxemia which means the person would require medical investigation. According to World Health Organization, in a healthy person oxygen saturation levels in arterial blood lies in between 95 and 100 percent. Hypoxemia occurs and one may experience shortness of breath. Through the pulse oximeter we measures the saturation of oxygen in your blood, the results are often used as an estimate of blood oxygen levels. Under usual circumstances, normal pulse oximeter readings range from 95 to 100 percent. Values under 90 percent are considered low.


General Fitness Assessment

Strength, Endurance and Feasibility are the three main pillars of our physical fitness. Through General Fitness Assessment we assess your Strength, Endurance and Flexibilities and rate your fitness level accordingly.

  • A. Endurance Test: Just exercising on treadmill does not help much if one does not know how hard or how fast one needs to do it. Through endurance test the fitness trainer can assess your endurance ability (ability to resist fatigue for prolong period of time) for a particular group of muscle as well as for the whole body.
  • a) General (cardiovascular) Endurance Test: General endurance is the ability of an individual to resist fatigue over a prolong period of time. Your total body, particularly the cardiovascular and pulmonary system is examined through this test. Fitness trainers need this test result to design and monitor a perfect cardiovascular workout routine for an individual.
  • 1 Vo2 max: Vo2max is considered to be the gold standard by which one can measure his or her cardio respiratory fitness level (endurance). A person who is fit in the cardio respiratory sense of the word "fit", would have a higher VO2MAX than someone who is less fit. What it means is that your body is more able to absorb and use oxygen to generate energy for your muscle, and this will certainly give you an edge.
  • 2 METs: METs measure how hard your body is working. The harder your body works, the more oxygen it would burn to release the energy it needs to work and higher will be the METs level. Medical studies suggest improving your METs level may save your life. At complete rest, on an average, METs level will be 1.0 or 1 MET.
  • b) Muscular Endurance Test: Muscular endurance is the ability of a muscle to resist fatigue over a prolong period of time. Through muscular endurance test we will assess your muscular ability to perform a specific work for a prolong period of time.
  • 1 Push up Test: Push up test is used for upper body muscular endurance.
  • 2 Sit up Test: Sit up test evaluates abdominal and hip flexor muscular endurance.
  • B. Strength Test: Strength is the ability of the muscles or group of muscle to produce tension. Through strength test, conducted periodically, we will evaluate the progress of a weight training programme.
  • 1 Minimum Muscular Strength Test: It is commonly known as the Kraus-Weber Test. This test measures the level of strength and flexibility of certain key muscle groups. Below such level the functioning of the whole body of a healthy individual seems to be endangered.
  • 2 One Repetition Maximum (1RM): 1RM is generally considered to be the best method of measuring strength. 1RM refers to the amount of weight one can lift at one time and one time only. 1RM testing is a very important procedure as it helps to determine specific load settings for any given training routine. It also enables one to determine the efficiency of the training program and assess the progress he or she has made.
  • C. Flexibility Test: With strength and endurance training our muscles become tight and stiff. It puts immense pressure on the joints and one is prone to get injured easily. Flexibility test helps is assessing how flexible one is and areas which require improvement.
  • 1 Sit and reach test: Evaluate hamstrings and lower back flexibility for adults.


Anthropometric Measurement

Anthropometric Measurements used for adults usually include, height, weight, waist to hip ratio and percentage of body fat and body girth measurement. These measurements are then compared with reference standard in order to assess weight status and evaluate the risk for various diseases.

  • 1 Body Fat %: Weight machine only measures overall weight consisting of weight of muscles, fat and bones. It does not differentiate between weight of muscle, fat and bones individually. With body fat percentage (%) calculation, we become aware about the fact that exactly how much extra fat we have in our body. For male, normal fat % should lie in between 12 to 17 whereas for female the normal being 22 to 27.
  • 2 Waist Circumference: Evaluating fat in the abdominal region is important in determining an individual's health risk. Fat in the abdominal region, known as visceral fat, is associated with greater risk of Type2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and dyslipidemia. Standards are as follows - Men: no greater than 40 inches; Women: no greater than 34.6 inches. Ost-menopause women: No greater than 43.3 inches.
  • 3 Waist hip ratio: It is not only the amount of body fat one is having, but also the area where such fat is stored in the body which has a direct impact on one's health. Adults who store most of their body fat around their waists have an increased risk of high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke compared to those who have the same amount of body fat stored around their hips and thighs. Measuring one's waist-to-hip ratio is an easy way to see how much weight one is carrying around his or her abdomen as opposed to around the hips. It is designed for people aged 18 years and above. A healthy waist hip ratio for women is 0.8 or lower. A healthy ratio for men is 1.0 or lower. The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that women with waist-hip ratios of more than 0.8, and men with more than 1.0, are at increased health risk because of their body fat distribution pattern.
  • 4 Body Girth & length measurement: Circumference of different body parts like chest, biceps, triceps and height are being measured and documented systematically through software so that you can track down your progress.


Orthopaedic-Physiotherapeutic Screening(OPS)

MANTRA is always committed to quality. Since its inception. Proper and scientific guidance to all our members is our motto. For this purpose Mantra conducted a two year research with the help of DR. Prodip Chakraborty(Physiotherapist) and Mr. Subhabrata Bhattacahrjee. (Life style Motivator) .The outcome of this research is a unique orthopedic- physiotherapeutic screening report. Through OPS mobility and flexibility of the major joints are being assessed by physiotherapist. This screening would customize your training schedule. The workout chart which would be generated from this ORTHOPAEDIC-PHYSIOTHERAPEUTIC SCREENING would be absolutely tailor-made for you.

  • 1 The results that you would achieve from this modified workout chart would be phenomenal.
  • 2 It is known that chances of injuries occurring in a gym are high. Further, any previous history of pain, injury, falls etc may get aggravated by doing workouts without proper medical guidance.
  • 3 Previous history of spondylosis, slipped disc or any surgery should be assessed properly my medical personnel before starting any workout programme.
  • OPS is a unique solutions for all these above problems which fitness lovers are facing from years with no solution.


Blood Test Data Keeping

Usually we do blood test for detecting some disease condition. But Mantra believe in prevention is better than cure. With that belief as a preventive measures, we suggest our members to adhere periodical blood test procedure according to doctor advice. Through our soft ware support we keep all blood test report in a systematic way, so that you can easily track down your medical history.


Medical Report Keeping

Medical report is a living document that tells the story of a patient and facilitates one has enjoyed with each encounter he or she had with respective health professional(s). With our software support we preserve all your medical record(s) systematically, so that whenever it is required, you can easily access it.

One study of 18,000 Harvard alumni found that every hour spent on exercise added three hours to the participant's lives. Few investments will yield a better return than time spent on physical fitness. Remember: "Those who don't make time for exercise must eventually make time for illness."