And a special feature new to this year is Wildflower Squared (WF2) – the ultimate, slightly insane challenge of completing the long distance triathlon (1.2 m swim, 56 m bike, 13.1 m run ) followed by the Olympic distance triathlon (1.5k swim, 40k bike, 10k run) on Sunday, May 5.
From an exercise science standpoint, it’s well-known that stand-alone events such as a marathon or an Ironman triathlon can create a metabolic firestorm in the body that results in long term oxidative stress, inflammation, immune system deficits, and joint damage that persists for up to several weeks after a extreme endurance effort (check out studies like this and this to see just how much stress these events can create).
In other words, these type of sufferfests aren’t exactly healthy, but they sure as heck can be fun, challenging, and a great way to get extreme bragging rights.
But what about taking it to the next level and not just settling for one hard event, but doing back-to-back tough triathlons like WF2? Are you curious what happens to the human body when put through such a rigorous one-two-punch protocol?
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:
WellnessFX continues to branch out as more and more of you express your interest. We are happy to announce we are now available in both Ohio and Pennsylvania!
Yes, WellnessFX is slowly taking over the East Coast.
Even though the two states are new territories for us, providing a quality experience is something we’re well verse in. So signing up for WellnessFX is easy; you’ll be driving over for your blood draw before you know it!
Once you’re on our WellnessFX Baseline product page, find a blood draw location near you, sign up.
BIG news! We’ve been busy expanding our member-base and just made a major breakthrough: WellnessFX is now available in Illinois!
For those of you who have been waiting for this moment, you’re probably wondering ‘What do I do now? How do I begin the journey to a better me?‘
It’s easy. Head on over to our WellnessFX Baseline product page, find a blood draw location near you, sign up, and don’t forget the windbreaker on your way out the door (we’re looking at you, Chicago)!
We’ve heard your interest, listened to your requests, and made it happen: WellnessFX is now available in Florida! And we expect to see some beautiful Vitamin D levels from our new Sunshine State customers!
You live in Florida. We’re now in Florida. So what’s the next step? Head on over to our WellnessFX Baseline product page and find a blood draw location near you! It’s easy and fast. You’ll be on the road to a healthier you in no time.
We can’t live without our kidneys. Luckily, we are born with two, and if one goes on an extended vacation the other can step up and do the job, but without both, we’re toast. The kidneys are responsible for filtering our blood and getting rid of all the harmful waste materials from the many daily processes our cells undergo. Urine is essentially filtered blood. When you drink fluid containing water, the water adds to your blood volume and your kidney adjusts how much is filtered to maintain a consistent blood pressure. That is why drinking a lot makes you go to the bathroom. Also, it’s why dehydration is so bad for you. Your body needs to get rid of waste in the blood, but it can’t continue taking from the blood volume without anything to replace it (water).