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Our 27 Improvements That Will Change How You Move at Work

 

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Stand to read this blog post. It will most likely be a part of a much needed 10-minute break in your work day.

Why? Because The National Institutes of Health recently reported that Adult Americans spend on average 7.7 hours a day engaged in “sedentary behavior.” As a result of sitting longer, it’s more difficult for your blood to circulate. 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.

Statins for Everybody? A Closer Look at the New Statin Guidelines.

spilled_pillsIf you’ve been following the news, it’s likely that you’ve seen the controversy raging about the new statin guidelines for cardiovascular health, risk, and treatment.

In short, the new guidelines have changed dramatically, moving away from using LDL as the key measure of CV health, and instead focusing on age, lifestyle, race, and other factors to determine who is most at risk. What’s alarming to many is that the new recommendations make millions more people eligible for long-term preventive treatment with statins. 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.

Guest Post: The Butter Debate – Good or Evil

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credit: Instagram @rachelchen

There has been an uptick in butter champions over the past couple years, but there’s still quite a bit of controversy surrounding the creamy condiment. So, should you use butter? How much? What about substitutions?

First thing’s first: What is butter?

Butter is the fatty portion of milk, which separates as a soft whitish or yellowish solid when milk or cream is agitated or churned.

The problem most people have with butter is the saturated fat content. Saturated fat can raise cholesterol and increased cholesterol translates into higher rates of heart disease. Heart disease is usually prevalent when someone is consuming large amounts of processed saturated fat, or if there is a genetic predisposition. But even with major complaints about butter, there are many benefits – as long as it’s pure.

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Should You Take The Plunge? What Our Members Have To Say

Have you tried out Annual Checkup? Did you know it’s FREE? Did you know you can walk into your local blood-draw facility today and have your results on an extremely intuitive platform before the end of the week?

Annual Checkup is like an introductory course to the WellnessFX lifestyle. You’ll be able to see how little effort it takes to get meaningful insight into your personal biology. You’ll be able to access your data any time, any place, without having to request a print-out from your doctor. And you’ll be a part of a thriving community dedicated to wellness.

With e-Checkup, you can expect to:

  • Take control of your health with our FREE Annual Checkup diagnostics.

  • Measure 25+ biomarkers covering cholesterol, blood counts, organ function, thyroid and more!
  • Get precise measurements of your strength, energy, and physical efficiency
  • Receive notification from a doctor about any critical values.
  • Access and own your data, 24/7 via web or mobile device. You own your data and decide what to do with your numbers.
  • Skip appointments, waiting rooms, referrals, and co-pays! Users are usually in and out within 15 minutes

But what do our members actually have to say? Is it worth it? Does it have any real world applications?

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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.

Need A Reason to Stay Health-Conscious This Holiday Season? Here are Two!

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We’ve got some good news and some bad news. Maybe you’ve heard the frightening statistic that Americans gain an average of seven pounds over the holidays? Well, you can let out a sigh of relief: apparently that’s a myth.

BUT WAIT! Don’t bite into that pecan pie just yet! We still haven’t gotten to the bad news.

While a 2000 study concluded that Americans don’t gain an average of 7 pounds, they did find that weight gain over the holidays does exist. It’s a whopping one pound.

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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.