Whether you’re training for a 5K or planning to play a game of soccer, you may be looking for a supplement to help you get one step ahead of your competitor. With all the information out there about supplements claiming to improve your performance, how do you know you’re on the right track?
Before you visit your local health food store to purchase an ergogenic aid, do your homework. You may want to research whether or not there is any evidence to back up the claim about a particular supplement. In a recent abstract review of supplement claims, it was noted that 52.8% of the websites making performance-enhancing claims did not provide any references and there was no systematic review process for almost half of the references that were noted.
An athlete’s main concern is to improve physical performance, so he or she does not typically take the time to analyze or review studies. Most don’t even know where to start.
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:
What does it take to lose 85 pounds? One of our newest members is on a quest to find out! Recomp Hacks is a personal fitness journal with weekly reviews of diet, exercise, and commentary on general progress. Recently the author had a blood draw and consult with WellnessFX; he’s now using his results to bring himself closer to his goal.
His numbers turned out quite well. Specifically, there were no visible problems with cholesterol levels even though he expected them to be slightly higher. His Vitamin D levels were a little low, and his ALT (a biomarker for the liver) turned out a bit high.
With outlets like Twitter and Facebook, social media is not just a way to keep in touch with old friends. Now, more than ever before, the world is at your fingertips. Want to know the guidelines for ‘organic’ food? Google it. Think you felt an earthquake but not quite sure? Check Twitter. Need some quick health advice? #AskGreatist.
Last week WellnessFX teamed up with Greatist to answer many of your health questions on Twitter–in real time! Our Medical Director Doctor Murdoc Khaleghi tackled questions about exercise, supplementation, and fighting the common cold. AskGreatist is hosted by Greatist and various guests every Tuesday at 7pm. Just log-in to Twitter at that time and search for the #AskGreatist hashtag!
It’s great to visit family, loved ones, old friends. But it can be stressful when it interferes with a routine you’ve really grown into. Hours in a plane, different time zones, tons of food you have no clue the content of, and too many people to see and not enough time.
How do you maintain your regimen, sleeping patterns, and bulletproof diet plan?
The truth is, it may not be possible to preserve the healthy aspects of home life 100%. But that doesn’t mean you should just throw it all to the wind! Check out these 13 tips on how to enjoy this holiday season, and feel good doing it.
Every month we take a hard long look at the comments our members leave for us after their WellnessFX Baseline blood draws and consults. We get some very helpful feedback, and are constantly working to make our services easier and best suited to meet your wellness needs.
As a bonus, we love reading about all the great experiences our members are having! Here are some of the things our members say the most: