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WellnessFX’s Top 5 Greatist Posts

Will Inactivity Kill Today’s Kids 5 Years Earlier?

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Nike collaborated with more than 70 other companies and organizations to fund a study which found some eyebrow-raising results: today’s 10-year-olds can expect to lose 5 whole years off their life-spans. The study is called Designed to Move and is focused on bringing awareness to the increasing sedentary lifestyles worldwide and the importance of physical activity from a young age.

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Biomarker Series: The Wrap-Up

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Over the last several weeks, our Medical Director Doctor Murdoc Khaleghi has walked us through the ins and outs of WellnessFX Baseline. From the latest and greatest predictor of heart disease to the connection between the sunshine vitamin and chronic ailments, we’ve given you the tools to interpret your personal numbers even beyond the consultation that comes with Baseline.

However, we know it can be a lot of information. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t college, and there won’t be any tests or examinations. So here’s a cheat sheet with all the biomarkers tested in WellnessFX Baseline, and why they’re important. So in case you missed the Biomarker Series, or just want everything in one digestible package, this is for you:

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

The Dangers of Too Much Calcium

We all know that calcium is good for us. As the mineral found in the greatest concentration in the body, it is crucial for maintaining proper nerve and heart function, blood clotting, and muscle contraction. The dairy industry has made calcium a household name, and many people take supplements to make sure they’re getting the right amounts. Then we learned about the importance of Vitamin D in the absorption of calcium, and we’ve supplemented with that as well.

The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.

Biomarker Series: The Many Functions of Vitamin D

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Have you ever been jealous of plants? They have the awesome ability of turning sunlight into usable energy, or food. Believe it or not, us humans have a similar skill. We can use the energy of the sun directly to synthesize a very important hormone: Vitamin D. Pretty cool, huh?

Truth be told, most people these days can’t rely solely on the sun to get their vitamin D fix. We depend on our diet and sometimes supplements to give us the levels we need. Like most things in science, as time passes we’re gaining a better understanding of the hormone’s role in the body. Recently, we’ve seen evidence suggesting that there’s an optimal level of vitamin D, and it differs for everyone. That’s right: too much vitamin D can actually be bad for you.

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The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice of any kind. Any information in these posts should not be acted upon without consideration of primary source material and professional input from one's own healthcare professionals.