Fysieke Gezondheid

Office Exercises

Healthy nutrition does not go without sufficient exercise, it is essential to maintain a good health. We encourage you to hold walking or stand-up meetings, to use stand-up desks, and office bikes during working hours in the office. As ‘sitting is the new smoking’, we give you these five tips to exercise at least five minutes every hour.

1. Take a walk to your colleague’s desk instead of sending them an e-mail. Direct interaction contributes to people’s happiness.

2. Use a small cup to drink water so that you have to refill more frequently, which makes you walk more.

3. Use the lavatory on a different floor.

4. Google ‘Exercises at your desk’, a lot of effective exercises can easily and discreetly be done.

5. Lunch break is the perfect time to stretch your legs, alone or with colleagues.

Be-Active

With Cronos Be-Active we would like to help you to get ‘into action’ in a simple, accessible, and yet informative way. It is a complete programme to boost your vitality.

The Be Active program consists of several steps:

  1. KICK-OFF

We invite you to the kick-off, a 75-minute group session where the programme is explained.

You can sign-up for the programme immediately after the session.

  1. ACTIVITY SCAN

The first part of the activity scan consists of an individual consultation with a vitality coach. Your body weight, height, body fat percentage, BMI, Body Frame are measured and mapped out.

The second part is physical where you perform a step test or an individual test under continuous heart rate monitoring.

  1. START-TO-BE ACTIVE

The processed data from the activity can are briefly explained.

With your approval a 12-week programme that is tailored to your needs will be drawn up. After that you will be ready to take up the challenge independently.

  1. PERSONAL COACHING

You have the possibility to book consults with a personal coach on a regular basis.

  1. ACTIVITY SCAN 2

The progress will be mapped out. Based on the findings, a new 12-week program will be drawn up. An active lifestyle does not stop with a first evaluation measurement.

Want more information? Contact us!

Stop Smoking

You find it difficult to quit smoking on your own? Our smoking cessation coach will give you the help you need!

Cronos will be organising free sessions of smoking cessation counselling again this year with a specialised coach.

The first information session will take place on 2nd March.

Want to ban your cigarettes permanently with the help of a smoking cessation coach?

Join the free information session in Kontich to get to know the concept!

Keep an eye out for our e-mail as we will send it out as soon as we have a schedule.

Daniëlle Joris - Nurse & Smoking Cessation Coach

Daniëlle offers individual and group counselling.

Chair Massage

While sitting on an ergonomic chair, you will enjoy a pressure point massage on the head, neck, shoulders, arms and back for about 20 minutes. You can keep your clothes on, and no oil is applied. After the massage you are relaxed, invigorated and ready to get back to work.

Veldkant 39, Care Room

Make a reservation via www.cronoscentral.be > My Cronos > Care Days.
Chair massage in your area? Mail to cronoscare@cronos.be and we will direct you with the right support

Nutritionist

A balanced healthy diet is vital, not only for your health but also to keep you sharp and active during work.

People with healthy eating habits, have a clear focus and perform better.

There is a permanent offer to book free consults with a nutritionist.

Cronos values the importance of healthy coworkers and stimulates a balanced lifestyle by:

  • offering all coworkers fruit and healthy snacks every day
  • organising healthy cooking workshops
  • encouraging initiatives on healthy food and exercise

Lesley Van Hul - Nutritionist and Allergy Expert

Cooking for my husband, (plus)children and friends was my life, until, one day, after a nearly fatal allergic reaction, I was told that I have a serious food allergy.

I decided to use my knowledge to help people, because I have experienced how difficult it is to live with a food allergy. I truly think that we all deserve to enjoy food as tasty food brings joy! Take a look at her website: AllergieVrijKoken

Book a consult via www.cronoscentral.be > My Cronos > Care Days

Health Check Up 45+

Cronos offers all permanent 45+ employees a free health check-up every two years.

You will receive an invitation by e-mail if you are eligible. We partner with health provider and expert Attentia, which is an external organization specialising in health and well-being at work.

Health check-up: various programmes to choose from!

  • The Fit Check-up: evaluation of your general fitness condition and individual advice to help you achieve a life full of vitality
  • The Medical Check-up: extensive preventive medical check-up

These are the various programme options:

Fit Check-Up programme: on the way to a fitter life

The Fit Check-up gives you an insight into your physical fitness and offers you opportunities to optimise your condition by adapting your lifestyle. The result? More energy!

  • Blood test
  • Medical intake and resting electrocardiogram (ECG)
  • Electrocardiogram (ECG) with effort
  • Fitness test (unless the doctor advises against it) on 21/9/2016: “Sportmed” certified effort test on the ergometric bike with a personal training plan and discussion in group.
  • Test-retest: to measure your progress a few months later a retest will follow with a second report full of tips

Each test includes a body scan (including fat measurement).

Medical Check-up programme: identifies your general health risks

The examination is carried out by a nurse and a doctor and consists of:

  • A general clinical assessment.
  • An eye test.
  • A hearing test.
  • A lung volume test.
  • A biological assessment: blood tests, urine tests, cholesterol tests, etc.
  • A resting electrocardiogram (ECG).
  • Cancer screening: for women, clinical breast examination (palpation), haemostasis test (detection of blood in the stool)
  • Cancer screening for men: PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen), haemostatic test (to detect blood in the stool), rectal examination.

You will receive a personal report two to three weeks after the assessment. For reasons of confidentiality, this report will be sent to your home address. Cronos has no inspection access whatsoever.

Veldkant 39, Cronos Care

Want more information on timing and venue? Mail to cronoscare@cronos.be, we will gladly help!

Osteopath

Inadequate posture, a fast-paced life, stress, etc., more and more people are experiencing all sorts of back, neck, shoulder, and headache complaints.

Osteopathy is a healing method that not only tracks and treats the symptoms, but also detects the cause of complaints. An osteopath adopts a holistic point of view and departs from questions such as: What is the condition and connectivity of the bones, joints, organs, and blood vessels of the person they treat?  And also, what is the condition of their psyche and lifestyle, their sleeping and eating habits, and finally their work situation?

From there, the osteopath will try to get to the root of the problem and find out where exactly the pain comes from. When an abnormality builds up over many years, the body will no longer be able to cope at a certain point. The osteopath will then try to restore the compensation mechanism.

Cronos Care organises monthly sessions with our dedicated osteopaths, Wouter and Walter.

Veldkant 39, Care room

Make a reservation via www.cronoscentral.be > My Cronos > Care Days
Interested in this service in other locations? Mail to cronoscare@cronos.be and we will offer you full support!