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Our 6 Easy Things We Do That Can Help You #MoveInMay

Credit: Flickr Commons, MiamiFitnessTV

Credit: Flickr Commons, MiamiFitnessTV

Warmer months are on the horizon and there’s no better time than now to be active. That means it’s time for #MoveInMay! May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

Everyone can benefit from moving more. As healthcare.gov outlines, in the spirit of #MoveInMay, there are tons of rewards to reap from physical activity, and they span all ages and body types: 

  • Children and adolescents: Physical activity can improve muscular fitness and bone and heart health.
  • Adults: Physical activity can lower risk for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and some types of cancer.
  • Older adults: Physical activity can lower the risk of falls and improve cognitive functioning (like learning and judgment skills).

We love any reason to spread the word about the benefits of getting active, so we compiled some tips we use here at the WellnessFX offices to help keep you on track and excited about staying physically active. Handstands are optional (yet always celebrated). Continue reading

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.

Corporate Health & Wellness: What Companies Should Really be Measuring

When you hear the phrase “company perks,” what comes to mind? Is it a Ping-pong table and happy hour? Perhaps it’s a free gym membership and on-site lunchtime fitness classes? What about testing your Vitamin D levels? That last one, while the odd-looking one in the bunch, is not out of the ordinary for employer groups working with us at WellnessFX. We should explain ourselves…

Credit: Instagram, @organikmtl

Credit: Instagram, @organikmtl

Employers these days are more mindful than ever of their employee population’s health and wellbeing. Wellness portals, CRM systems, and Continue reading

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.

How NFL Champion and San Francisco 49er Legend Roger Craig Stays Fit

Monday’s intense 49er victory reminded us what hard work and dedicated training (and maybe a little bit of luck) can bring. While Niner fans get ready to say goodbye to Candlestick Park, we thought it would be fitting to tell you about our recent sit down with one of  the ‘Stick’s legendary players, Roger Craig.

The Davenport, Iowa-born football legend is a four-time Pro Bowl player and three-time Super Bowl winner. As a record-setting running back for the San Francisco 49ers – he ran for 8,189 yards in his career and was the first player to accumulate more than 1,000 yards rushing and more than 1,000 receiving in a single season – Craig made the playoffs all eight years he was with the Bay Area team. Did we mention he earned his black belt in taekwondo?

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“It’s all about staying positive, getting along, working hard together….that’s how our dream team was able to continue to win and dominate. Nobody could touch us.” – Roger Craig | Credit: rogercraig33.com

Craig’s commitment to excellence in athleticism didn’t stop with Continue reading

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.

Upcoming Webcast: Nutrition and Hormone Need-to-Knows with REFUEL author Dr. John La Puma

WellnessFX is excited to announce our next webcast! Wednesday, January 8 @ 10 a.m. PST, we’ll be welcoming Dr. John La Puma, MD, FACP and author of REFUEL, to discuss “Nutrition and Hormones: What You Need to Know.”

Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

Credit: drjohnlapuma.com

You can register here (it takes 7 seconds) and even submit your question early to have it answered on the day of the webcast. Securing your seat automatically registers you for a chance to win a copy of Dr. La Puma’s new book + a FREE WellnessFX Performance Package.

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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 IGF-1 Trade-Off: Performance vs. Longevity

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credit:Chris Hunkeler

During the relatively recent fireside talk put together by WellnessFX Tim Ferriss brought up the point that in some cases there may exist a trade-off or a “faustian bargain” (as he called it) between longevity and performance. Watch the fireside talk here.

Optimizing for IGF-1, otherwise known as insulin-like growth factor-1, is one such case where more performance driven goals like maximizing growth and maintaining muscle and neurons may, to some degree, come at odds with ones desire for longevity. Continue reading

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.

Over Half the U.S. Population is Deficient in This Critical Mineral: Maximizing Your Mitochondria with Magnesium Part 1

In this post, we’ll delve into how optimizing your magnesium levels, an essential mineral that 56% of the U.S. population is deficient in, can help you maximize your mitochondria in order to enhance your performance.1 (Note: Magnesium can be tested by the WellnessFX Performance package.Your mitochondria are what give you energy through the process of oxidative phosphorylation – the consumption of oxygen to generate ATP, the energetic currency of your cells. They supply fuel to every single type of cell in your body, from muscle to neuron, to keep your cells functioning at their best. Your mitochondrial health is strongly tied to your fitness both in terms of physical performance and even longevity. It is your mitochondria that provide nourishment during injury to speed up wound healing and recovery.

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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.