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.
It’s that time of year again. Whether your turkey is already defrosting or is still waiting for you at the store, it’s important to know about the bird that will be occupying most of your dinner plate this holiday season!
First off: Turkeys are pretty darn healthy! We were hard-pressed to find any red flags about this delicious meat. Just how healthy, you ask? Keep reading!
Turkey is a lean source of protein. In three ounces of white meat you get 25 grams of protein, 3 grams of fat, and less than 1 gram of saturated fat. Tough to beat
What about the skin, you ask? Lilian Cheung, editorial director of “The Nutrition Source” from Harvard’s School of Public Health, says: “The skin adds calories, but there is more healthful fat in it than unhealthful fat.”
Ari loves to blog. Ari loves to run. Ari has hypothyroidism. Ari took control of her own situation and lost 75 pounds. Sounds like the perfect WellnessFX member! We love hearing about the diverse backgrounds of the WellnessFX community. From Disney World addicts to personal trainers to #gutsy girls, we’re constantly in awe of the different ways people want to take the reigns on their health.
Recently, Ari wanted to go even further than she already has. With hypothyroidism, she’s no stranger to blood tests and needles, but rarely ever gets to see her results herself and make her own decisions. It was time for a change. She had a blood draw and consult with a WellnessFX practitioner through the FitFluential campaign.
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 →