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At MyHealthCheckup our primary goal is to help each individual attain the best possible physical and mental health throughout their life.

To accomplish this goal, we draw on the scientific expertise and clinical experience of our health professionals from the McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) to educate, engage, and enable individuals to live healthy, happy, and productive lives for as long as possible.

The MyHealthCheckup web-based programs that form the cornerstone of our health promotion services are based on the best scientific evidence available to maximize the probability of success for each participant.

Our primary goal is to help each individual attain the best possible physical and mental health throughout their life.

We draw on the scientific expertise and clinical experience of our health professionals from the McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program (CHIP) to educate, engage, and enable individuals to live healthy, happy, and productive lives for as long as possible.

Our online programs are based on the best scientific evidence available to maximize the probability of success for each participant.

Our primary goal is to help each individual attain the best possible physical and mental health throughout their life.

Evaluate

health assessment
  • The myhealthcheckup (MHC) scientifically validated disease simulation models evaluate the overall health of each individual and compute the long-term benefits of making healthy lifestyle changes.
  • This comprehensive evaluation can help engage and motivate individuals to optimize their current health status and reduce the risk of future illness.
  • The results of each assessment are saved so that tracking progress over time is easy and informative.

Educate

educate patient
  • The evidence-based MHC Healthy Lifestyle Program has been developed by researchers and clinicians from the McGill Comprehensive Health Improvement Program.
  • We focus only on lifestyle changes that have been proven in published studies to make a real difference.
  • The program has also been tested with real patients and shown to actually work.
  • Informative quizzes are also provided to make learning fun.
  • Optional e-newsletters and quick health tips are also available.

Engage

engagement healthy lifestyle
  • Making healthy changes should be fun.
  • Individual and team based wellness challenges are tailored to the needs of each individual.
  • Challenges can be adapted to the workplace to engage employees in a unique program that reflects their corporate culture.
  • Our published results demonstrate increased physical activity, healthy eating and weight management, improved sleep quality and stress reduction.
  • Unsurpassed participation rates result in measurable improvements in health.
  • The fully integrated program provides outstanding statistics and reporting.

Latest News

The Center for Disease Control recommends that Americans know their Heart Age

2015-09-27

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MyHealthCheckup Results:
The wellness program with Canadian Forces Base Halifax

2015-06-23

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Click here for the results.

MyHealthCheckup 2014 Results to be Presented at June Conferences

2015-06-02

On June 2nd 2015, researchers from the myhealthcheckup team will be presenting the findings from three of our innovative programs. Significant results from Canadian Forces Base Halifax, Merck Canada, and Shoppers Drug Mart will be highlighted at two conferences in Toronto.
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Results from the Canadian Navy’s myhealthcheckup program at CFB Halifax presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver on October 26, 2014.

2014-10-26

Military personnel were invited to participate in multiple 4-12 week, web-based physical activity and healthy weight challenges. The average user accessed the website 42 times. Significant clinical improvements were observed for a variety of health measures including sedentary behaviour, blood pressure, weight, poor sleep, stress, and physical fatigue.

The myhealthcheckup Cardiometabolic Age

2014-10-26

The myhealthcheckup Cardiometabolic Age Model goes live at cardiometabolicage.com with funding from the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR).

Results of the Shoppers Drug Mart Cardiovascular Age Risk program presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver on October 27, 2014.

2014-10-26

Among 10,120 individuals treated for dyslipidemia, optimal adherence with daily lipid medication during the previous month was reported by 72%, while 28% had missed taking medication on at least one day or discontinued completely. When asked to identify their current action plan to reduce their cardiovascular risk, the most frequently mentioned goals were increasing physical activity (72%) and losing weight (71%).

Results from the Canadian Navy’s weight loss program at CFB Halifax presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver on October 26, 2014.

2014-10-26

We evaluated the effectiveness of a web-based weight loss program that promoted increased physical activity, healthy eating, and Low-Glycemic Index energy bars to replace a daily meal. Among the 67 participants who started, the average weight loss over 4 weeks was 2.6lbs, ranging from + 6lbs to -15lbs. Twenty people lost over 5 pounds and there was a significant (p=0.005) dose-response where more frequent use of the site was positively associated with greater weight loss.

Current Studies

New study with Canadian pharmacists launching in April 2015!

The CHIN-UPS Study

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The majority of patients on medication for hypertension and dyslipidemia are sedentary and overweight. Within a year of starting treatment, at least 50% will have stopped taking their prescribed medications daily. Showing patients their Cardiovascular Age and engaging them in the management of their cardiovascular risk factors has been proven to improve the control of their blood pressure and blood lipids.

The CHIN-UPS Study is a unique opportunity for Canadian Pharmacists to demonstrate that they can make a real difference in their patients’ health.

What is the CHIN-UPS Study about?

The study aims to demonstrate that community pharmacists can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease among their patients by using the web-based myhealthcheckup program (MHC).

MHC is a turnkey program that provides the tools to help patients make healthy lifestyle changes (lose excess weight, increase daily physical activity, improve sleep, and reduce stress) while respecting the pharmacist’s valuable time.

All that the pharmacist has to do is track their patients’ progress and coach them on healthy lifestyle changes.