Technology drives health initiatives

Heart rate monitors are no longer reserved for athletes as the latest generation of exercise trackers and fitness monitors are finding their way onto the wrists of ordinary people. Technology is playing an increasing role in our everyday wellness, recording our level of activity throughout the day, monitoring our exercise regime and then collating the information into the app which provides a report. This coupled with a rewards programme is aimed at improving people’s levels of fitness which in turn will reduce the risks of chronic diseases later in life.

Discovery Wellness Assistant, Silindile Chiya helps Nikita Mahadeo, Shikar Athmaram and Rubeshni Soobramoney with the health and wellness questionnaire which is part of a lifestyle audit. Around 100 members of staff took the opportunity to participate in the Annual Wellness Day at head office.  Health professionals were on hand to answer questions and provide information.

Healthy Snack Packs were provided by the Proper Group and the Vitality consultant Linda Lee Smith was there to explain the benefits of following the Vitality programme. From left are Roxanne Govender, Joleen Govender, Yugeshni Chetty, Roseann Soobramoney, Linda Lee Smith, Vanessa Govender, Lungile Ngcobo and Melissa David.