FREE SiSU HEALTH CHECK COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE

AUSTRALIANS are being urged to take advantage of free ‘digital health checks’ across the country to determine their risk of a stroke, heart disease or diabetes, in a push for early diagnosis.

Health tech organisation SiSU Health Group has developed new technologies that flag the warning signs of disease in individuals, before the disease has a chance to emerge.

With machine-measured data from more than 2.8 million health checks by more than 1million individuals in Australia, SiSU Health Group is uniquely placed to measure, track and improve the health of Australians, one person at a time.

Dr. Noel Duncan, who founded SiSU Health in London, before launching the prototype health station in Australia four years ago, says his message is simple.

“Prevention is always better than a cure – we encourage Australians to own their health,” said Dr. Duncan.

Dr. Duncan said today’s generation of Aussie men and women had a longer life expectancy, however the reality is, half the population would live with at least one chronic condition.

“The implications of a chronic disease – at an individual, healthcare system and societal level – are huge, yet Australians would be shocked to learn that at least one third of chronic diseases are preventable.

“People normally present to a doctor once they’re already showing signs of illness, so we’re trying to flip this idea on its head by providing a health portal that can be accessed anywhere, anytime to encourage customers to keep track of their health on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

This flagship ‘SiSU Health Station’ allows an individual to complete a comprehensive health check in four minutes, assessing blood pressure, heart rate, heart age, body composition, BMI, height, weight, diabetes risk and, in some cases, a stress score and rating.

Accurate and measurable biometric results are displayed instantly on an easy-to-use digital platform that is completely free to use.

The organisation is in the final process of raising $5million to aid the development of new functionality including Atrial Fibrillation detection, heart rate variability (stress) and linking with health pathology (blood) tests, as well as expansion of operations in the UK and Europe.

Coaching is also available on the platform and individuals may be triaged to relevant partner programs, such as the Diabetes Foundation, Stroke Foundation, or QUIT based on their health risk assessment.

“If everyone had clarity of the state of their health, I am confident it would revolutionise the way we approach healthy living across Australia, for the better.

“We’re evidence and impact focused, and to date, we have helped Australians to collectively lose more than 21,375kgs of net weight and seen a reduction in the risk of hypertension in more than 20% of people with high blood pressure,” said Dr Duncan.

He said the biggest demographic of SiSU Health Station users were male, who significantly under-index visits to their GP. 1

The SiSU Health Station is an ISO 13485 certified medical device that provides highly accurate machine measured key health metrics on which to definitively calculate impact and change, over time.

All data collected is de-identified and managed in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the world’s strictest standard for managing privacy and sensitive personal data.

About SiSU Health Group

  • The word ‘SiSU’ means resilience and toughness in Finnish.
  • SiSU Health Group was established in 2013.
  • The organisation works with more than 100 partners in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe to help individuals achieve their health & wellbeing goals.
  • The company’s mission is to help every single person become his or her best self and live better.
  • A health check on the SiSU Health Station is free and provides measurable biometric results, to help everyone achieve their lifestyle goals.
  • SiSU Health Stations are available to retail and corporate organisations that wish to encourage their customers, employees and wider community to get involved in their health.
  • They offer a digital platform that provides comprehensive and personalised support to improve individual health.

 

About Dr. Noel Duncan

  • Duncan is a renowned expert in exercise physiology – holding a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship in the subject – Dr. Duncan’s key focus is disease prevention.
  • The former Head of Fitness and Nutrition for two major AFL clubs (Richmond and Collingwood) and Cricket Victoria, Dr. Duncan founded SiSU Health Group in the UK in 2013, launching in Australia the same year.
  • Prior to SiSU Health Group, Dr. Duncan co-founded Fitness2Live – which was sold to McKesson but is now owned by Medibank Private.

 

INSIDER TIPS FOR GREAT HAIR

WITH hair masters like the Togninis as clients, it’s easy to learn a thing or two about how to flaunt amazing hair… and trust us, there is so much more than what meets the eye.

Check out Liv’s top 5 tips from what she has learnt:

 When you’ve got great hair, no one cares about your face

This phrase has stuck with me, since the first time I met Jules Tognini – Australian’s Men’s Hairdresser of the Year. Your hair is one of the first things people notice about you, so make sure it’s good.

Often I am awestruck when I meet someone with amazing luscious locks. It’s very easy to take notice of their hair, and skip past anything else.

Don’t sleep with your hair up

I have accepted that I am a hair up wearing person. Most people have never seen me with my hair down, but rather in a high bun on the top of my head (easy, simple and my hair is off my face). However, there comes a point when I need to let my locks down and it’s when I am asleep.

Wearing your hair up when you go to sleep causes breakage and strangles your ends, so be kind and let it down.

Product, product, product

I used to be a supermarket product purchaser, but have learnt that the silky feeling after washing your hair isn’t a good.

The hair gurus at Togninis taught me that these cheap ‘n’ nasty products have fillers, detergents and silicon in them, which aren’t good for your hair. Spend the extra money and invest in good products!

From styling powder to dry shampoo and hot tool shaper, products are your best friends….helping to comb out the knots, create some volume and perfect your curls.

Togninis hooked me up with a truckload of evo (Aussie haircare brand) products and I have never looked back.

Don’t wash your hair after every workout

Did you ever think you could wash your hair too much? Well, listen up people, you can!

After a workout, your hair isn’t necessarily dirty, but rather just looks greasy from your sweat. There is no need to wash your hair. Just use a little bit of dry shampoo to hide that oily look and wash your hair after the next workout.

Talk to your hairdresser about what you want

Easiest way to determine what you want out of a hair appointment is to take a photo of what you want. You may think it looks silly pulling out your phone or magazine cut outs but showing the colour and style you want means there is no confusion.

Realistically, we all know that having a good hairdresser means equally great hair, so find the one that suits your style and make them your wingman.

 

 

EAT SOUTH BANK – A NIGHT OF FOOD & DRINK!

A super big thank you to everyone who joined us at our Breezeway Block Party for the launch of ‘eat South Bank’ earlier this month, as well as a special thanks to those who supported us from afar.

The night was filled with great energy and there is no doubt that tummies weren’t satisfied with trays of tasty morsels, crafts beers and signature cocktails served up by our friends at Tomahawk, The Manhattan Line, Hop & Pickle, and Bourbon Street.

Enjoy watching the video, created by our friends at Department.