One week into 2013 and WellnessFX has already opened up in three new states! In case you missed it, we’re now available in both Georgia and Washington, DC, and we just got confirmation that North Carolina can be added to that list.
Let it be known: even though we started in the West, we’re making a bold presence in the East!
If you live in North Carolina, maybe you’ve only skimmed over the site after finding out it wasn’t yet available in your state. Or maybe this is your first exposure to WellnessFX. Either way, we have a lot of resources to get you up to speed on the WellnessFX experience. Sign-up is easy, the blood draw is easy, and before you know it you’ll have the data you need to take control of your health, right at your fingertips!
If you’re completely new to WellnessFX, check out what some of our members have to say about their potentially life-changing tests and consults:
Thus continues our week of WellnessFX testimonials. As we expand, we want to make sure potential members newly exposed to WellnessFX get an accurate picture of what we offer, how easy the process is, and the types of real results you can achieve.
Today, our story is from the fitness blog Extreme Workout, which tracks Jon Luciano on his personal journey to wellness. Jon has very realistic goals, considering his awesome progress in the past. Between 2010 and 2011Jon went from 250 pounds and a BMI of 37.5 to 206 pounds and a BMI of 30.5. While up-to-date progress information isn’t available on the site, his 2013 goals are! They include reaching his target weight of 185 and participating in 6 athletic events.
Do you know someone who has a ‘weird’ case of asthma? They don’t have any environmental allergies or exercise-induced asthma, like most people with the disorder, but still suffer severe symptoms? We recently received a new member through the FitFluential Campaign who has this ‘weird’ asthma. Known as Colorado Gal from her blog, she was diagnosed ten years ago with moderate-to-severe asthma, and has experienced symptoms of it all her life. She doesn’t have environmental allergies and exercise doesn’t exacerbate her symptoms. The main problem is her lungs: they’re just too swollen and inflamed.
When certain recommendations are made for your health (whether it’s new medications or supplements or a new workout plan), it’s important to know the underlying reasoning. Understanding the various ways our organs work, how they can go wrong, and the biomarkers that alert us can help a person be more motivated, confident, and overall more successful in turning their health around for the better.
Did you know that you burn calories while sleeping? Or that one pound of fat equals 3,500 calories? How about the amount of calories in one gram of alcohol? There’s a lot to know about this commonly used measurement for the energy our bodies use for fuel. Where to get them, how fast your body uses them for your specific needs, and how to manipulate them for your health goals.
Greatist recently put together an interesting infographic on the topic. There’s a lot of information here which represents varying viewpoints. Continue reading →