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5 Behavior Changing Tips to Amp Up Your Health & Fitness Goals

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Whether you love attacking New Year’s resolutions or if that word ignites an allergic reaction in you, there’s no time better than now to make a change.

The reality is that if you want to change something, you have the power to change it, no matter what day of the year. When assessing some of the most common New Year’s resolutions, the list seems to stick to three common themes:

  1. Losing (weight, debt, stress)
  2. Gaining (muscle, financial stability, a new job)
  3. Giving (volunteering, recycling, charitable donations).

Whether you’re trying to lose, gain or give, the opportunity can be intimidating if it’s something you’ve been waiting to tackle for a while. Try attacking using these 5 tips Continue reading

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This WellnessFX Feature is For You If…

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Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, splityarn

Did you know that as a WellnessFX member, you can add your past lab records? After you create your free WellnessFX account, there’s an option in your profile to enter previous blood draws and store them. You should take advantage of this if: 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.

Lessons from Sochi: Key Components to an Athlete’s (and Your) Success

Imagine you’ve been asked to drive a car to a city you’ve never been to before. This city is 2,000 miles away. Without a map, you might feel pretty lost – where would you fill up on gas and how long between stations? What if you hit a long stretch with no civilization and you get hungry? What if there was a better route you’re missing out on?

Now imagine you have that map. You now have 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.

7 Tips For Taking Your Best Quantified #Selfie

There’s no shame in a selfie – we admit it. Sometimes you’re feeling good and want to capture the moment. But a Quantified Selfie? The opportunity to assess just might give you the boost you need to take control of your health.

Credit: Flickr Commons, Martin Pilát

Credit: Flickr Commons, Martin Pilát

When thinking about the efforts made to eat healthier, move more, and live longer, why not empower yourself by taking self-initiated snapshots of your stats and put the health data in your pocket – remember, if you have the data, you can influence the outcomes. Understandably, the deluge of numbers can be overwhelming. What do you track? How often? When and how do you make sense of it all? To kick off 2014 and prepare you to be your best self along your health journey, enjoy these 7 tips we’ve pooled together to help you take your best Quantified Selfie:

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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.

Will the Gadgets Get Us Fit? A Recap of #CES2014

At CES this year, attendees and onlookers loudly (and pretty proudly) deemed 2013 the year of the Quantified Self. The CEA reported 40 percent growth in the digital health footprint, and the show floor was bursting with gadgets and people. From med tech, smart sports equipment and anti-aging sensors, to wearables and real-time monitoring, there was one theme they all had in common: Give us the data to help get us healthy.  We’re in the age of the consumerization of healthcare and the masses are coming to understand what we at WellnessFX were founded upon – if you have the data, you can influence the outcomes. 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.

Paleo vs. Vegetarian: Lift Launches The Quantified Diet Project

WellnessFX is excited to partner with Lift on this groundbreaking opportunity: The Quantified Diet Project (aka Quantified Diet, #quantdiet). Lift.do is opening (today!) your chance to take part in the largest crowdsourced diet study ever attempted. Lift will be providing 10 popular diets with expert advice. The goal? Get measurements, for the first time, on every major popular diet, while helping one million people make a healthy lifestyle change.

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Lift will provide 10 popular diets, 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.