According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a biometric screening is
The measurement of physical characteristics such as height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and aerobic fitness tests that can be taken at the worksite and used as part of a workplace health assessment to benchmark and evaluate changes in employee health status over time.
Other biometric screenings include measuring triglyceride levels, water weight, body fat percentage, and basal metabolic rate.
Last week we talked about height, weight, BMI, and blood pressure.
This week we’re going to discuss cholesterol, triglyceride, and glucose levels.