How to look your best during your paramedical exam

Just as you would spruce yourself up for a family photo, these tips can help make the picture you present to the underwriter the best possible.

  • Get a good night’s rest before the exam
  • Do not do any heavy exercise 24 hours before the exam
  • Do not consume any form of alcohol for at least 48 hours before the exam
  • Wear shorts and a t-shirt or light clothing.  Sometimes the difference between a rating could be a single pound.
  • If possible, fast for 12 hours before a blood profile
  • Do not consume any form of caffeine, food or beverage (except for water) for at least 2 hours before the exam
  • Do not smoke for at least 2 hours before the exam
  • Take all prescribed medications as prescribed. Bring all prescriptions to the exam for reference
  • Avoid all non-prescription medication such as cold remedies, pain relievers and herbal remedies
    for at least 24 hours before the exam
  • Drink 2 glasses of water 1-2 hours before the exam
  • If you are ill, contact the nurse or contact us and we will reschedule