Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?

Keeping your cholesterol levels in the healthy range is a great way to keep your heart in shape, as well as lower your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke. However, first, you have to know your cholesterol numbers. The American Heart Association recommends all adults aged 20 or older have their cholesterol and other traditional risk factors checked every four to six years. Continue reading “Do You Know Your Cholesterol Numbers?” »

5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol

By now, most people are aware that the “standard” American diet is unhealthy — full of trans fats, excessive salt, and lots of sugar. It’s no wonder why heart disease and stroke are the number one killers. Having high cholesterol increases your chances of heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. Below are five easy lifestyle changes that will strengthen your heart and could possibly keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications. Continue reading “5 Lifestyle Changes to Improve Your Cholesterol” »

Monitor Your Health With Cholesterol Testing

Your cholesterol impacts your health in so many ways. High cholesterol can contribute to medical problems like diabetes, stroke, and heart disease, which is why monitoring your levels with cholesterol testing is so important for your health.  Continue reading “Monitor Your Health With Cholesterol Testing” »

4 Essential Health Tests for Men Of All Ages

Men are leading longer, healthier lives. One of the things that makes this possible is routine screening for common health concerns. While some screenings may vary based upon individual health history, there are four medical tests every man should have. These are: thyroid, vitamin D, cholesterol and diabetes.  Continue reading “4 Essential Health Tests for Men Of All Ages” »

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol

With September being Cholesterol Education Month, this is a good time to learn about this heart disease risk factor. You already know that it’s important to have your doctor check your numbers, but your cholesterol education needs to go further. Use Cholesterol Education Month as your opportunity to discover new information. Continue reading “5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cholesterol” »

Breaking Down Food Labels: What to Pay Attention to

Good nutrition starts by knowing how to read a food label and the information to pay attention. This ensures that you’re getting the right amount of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients to satisfy daily recommendations for good health.

The next time you’re having problems deciphering a food label, remember our tips!

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Lab Testing for Your Diet & Nutrition

When it comes to diet and nutrition, you need the right plan to get healthy. That’s easier said than done sometimes because many people aren’t aware of the challenges that lay in front of them. A number of factors can contribute to weight gain and poor health. Lab testing helps pinpoint potential problems so you can live a happy, healthy life going forward.

A number of factors can contribute to weight gain and poor health. Lab testing helps pinpoint potential problems so you can live a happy, healthy life going forward.

As we’ve said before, lab testing can be very beneficial for personal trainers and dieticians looking to help their clients get healthy. But as an individual you have the power to order clinical bloodwork to be done yourself — and then take the results and make sound conclusions about what to do.

Here are some of the main lab tests we recommend for those wanting to improve their health.

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Personal Trainers – Why Lab Testing is a Must for Your Clients

As any experienced personal trainer knows, good health comes from a variety of habits like eating right and exercising regularly.

However, it’s possible to move clients beyond the basics by encouraging them to have lab tests. Lab tests that are performed at the beginning of a fitness regimen provide a baseline, telling your client about the state of their health. As they progress in their training, they can go in for lab tests to track their progress. Seeing their cholesterol numbers drop and their cardiovascular health improve is the motivation clients need to keep them on the path toward health.

Here are some of the lab testing services we recommend for individuals working with personal trainers.

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American Heart Month: Taking Care of Your Heart Health

February is designated American Heart Month, the perfect time for individuals to begin prioritizing their heart health.

We’ve written extensively about how you can easily monitor and improve your heart health, what heart disease is, and how you can prevent it.

Today, we’re exploring how basic lab tests can help you monitor your heart health.

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4 Lab Tests to Help You Achieve Your New Years Resolutions

Every year when January 1 rolls around, the gyms get packed and the health food aisles grow sparse. Most people commit themselves to diet and exercise plans blindly, without real regard for how effective they’ll be.

While we applaud any attempt to get healthy, we also think that it’s important that realistic and achievable resolutions are made. Fortunately, there are a number of basic lab tests that can help you learn more about your individual health and achieve resolutions in 2016!

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