Health and Fitness Assessments - Yearly Medicals

Dr. Peter House discusses health and fitness assessments.

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Dr. Peter House discusses health and fitness assessments.
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Featuring Dr. Peter House, MD

Duration: 50 seconds

This test is part of a CHA.

It is a test done by a kinesiologist where the kinesiologist evaluates muscular strength, flexibility, endurance, fat content of the body and tries to calculate a VO2 max, which is an exercise term to evaluate the role of fitness. They also evaluate body density as they can by measuring skin folds by caliper.

You should do a fitness test as part of your comprehensive health assessment when you are a male over forty or a female over forty to fifty or at any time that you wish to evaluate what your cardiovascular and strength fitness is.

Presenter: Dr. Peter House, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Family Doctor

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