Wellbeing weeks

Invitation to join the Lifestyle checks

Based on the well-being initiatives the University of Twente offers lifestyle checks for employees. The checks will start from Monday 9 may 2022 and appointments are offered throughout the year.

  • Why do a lifestyle check?

    In recent years employees have been invited to take a Health Check according to their age group. The coronavirus situation has made it even more obvious that a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever before. So we’ve given the Health Check a makeover in 2021 so we had the opportunity to check your lifestyle with an online conversation. In 2022 we can physically organize the lifestyle check again and we also start physical measurements. Every week there are ten places available to schedule an appointment throughout the year.

    With the lifestyle checks, any health risk can be identified at an early stage. When participating, it is good to know that it is a snapshot; the lifestyle check identifies health problems or risks at that moment, but has no predictive value about your health in the future.

  • What's in a lifestyle check?

    The appointment for the lifestyle check lasts 60 minutes and will take place in the Sports Centre (building 49). The appointment consists of three parts:

    1.     Questionnaires

    About 1 week before the lifestyle check the participants will receive an email from Topvorm Twente Physiotherapists/Lifestylechoaches (linken naar: https://topvormtwente.nl/topvorm-twente-eng/), which will be send by Fysioroadmap with the title: Your lifestyle coach has send you questionnaires. This email contains 2 questionnaires that has to be filled in and send back before the check. You will also receive all the information you need about the check by email. 

    2.     A technical medicine student takes various measurements:

    Blood pressure
    Heartbeat
    Bloodtest (cholesterol ldl & hdl/glucose)
    Fat percentage (using Tanita scales
    Belly circumference
    Body Mass Index

    3.     This is followed by a conversation with the lifestyle coach about the results of the physical measurements and the questionnaires.

    At the end of the check it will be determined which change is desirerable for you and you get advice how you can change that step by step. Maybe you need extra advice about exercise, nutrition, relaxation, breathing or sleep. Together with your lifestyle coach you determine your personal goals and how to achieve them. If you want you can make a next appointment for follow-up.

  • Privacy

    The lifestyle check is performed by lifestyle coaches from Topvorm Twente and students of technical medicine. Topvorm Twente is obliged to guarantee your anonymity. Results of the lifestyle check are submitted to the UT as a group report. The University of Twente has no insight into personal answers and the results cannot be traced to one person. You will receive individual results as a written report after the final conversation. In addition, the results are temporarily stored in a personal file in Fysioroadmap, a secure environment for patient information. The lifestyle coach can view the results during a follow-up appointment and make progress measurable.

  • How can i register?

    You can register via the button. After registration you will receive a confirmation by e-mail, in which you will find an invitation for an agenda appointment. When you confirm this appointment, it will automatically appear in your UT Outlook calendar.

    The data obtained during registration will be used by Topvorm Twente to create a secure personal file. 

    I will register for a lifestyle check
    Sign up here

If you have any questions after reading this information, please contact Ingrid Bos, i.bosscha@utwente.nl

We hope you will take advantage of the offer!