Fitness first with Ben

Ben, the not-for-profit organisation that partners with the automotive industry to provide support for life to its people, has launched a new campaign which will spotlight the importance of good physical health to a person’s life.

Top searches on Ben’s website relate to healthy lifestyle, diet, getting fit, quitting smoking and returning to work after injury. As part of the new campaign – ‘get fit for work and for life’ – Ben has released some related articles and information on its website: www.ben.org.uk/physicalhealth.

To help those working in the industry get fit and improve their physical health, while preventing bigger issues arising, Ben will launch a new programme of physical health checks later this year. These checks determine a person’s general physical health, providing information based on national health guidelines and are supported with practical tips on how to improve health if needed.

The checks included are: resting heart rate test; blood pressure test; body mass index test; body fat percentage.

Jeremy Hicks, MD of Jaguar Land Rover UK, has recently piloted the new physical health check. Commenting on the programme, he said, ‘I’m delighted to support Ben’s physical health campaign. We all have extremely busy lives and I know from personal experience we often neglect our own physical health. Ben’s new campaign is a great reminder of the importance of staying physically fit and active.

‘As part of the campaign Ben has launched a fantastic quick and easy health check programme, which will be available to all companies and employees in our industry later this year. Having done it myself I would highly recommend it to everyone, it only takes 15 minutes and highlights your general level of fitness as well as offering top tips on how to improve your physical wellbeing.

‘I was surprised by some of my results and I’ve been working hard to improve my own fitness levels ahead of my Industry Leader Challenge Channel Swim for Ben in August. I’ll certainly be encouraging my Jaguar Land Rover colleagues to embrace the physical health check programme and make their physical health a priority.’