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” »

Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About

Heart health is a major concern for everyone. The CDC estimates that 610,000 people in the U.S. die from heart disease every year. Prevention is the best means of dealing with heart disease, and the key to prevention is education. Here are heart health risks you may not know about. Continue reading “Heart-Health Risks You Might Not Know About” »

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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Sit Down Restaurants Can be Just as Bad as Fast Food

Think you’re cutting calories by avoiding fast food and eating a sit-down dinner? Not so fast.
According to recent research, people eat more salt and cholesterol in sit-down settings than fastfood restaurants.
While fast food is certainly not a healthy option, people should be careful not to assume sit-downs are much better.

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How to Start Your Diet Off Right

It seems like eating a healthier diet is on a lot of people’s minds. Whether you want to lose weight or hope to be fitter in the future, your diet can make a big difference when it comes to whether or not you achieve your goals.

No matter what diet you decide to pursue, it helps to know where you are so you can decide where you want to be.

Here’s how we approach dieting at ARCpoint Labs — and why we think our way is the healthy way to lose weight.

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4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

February is American Heart Health Month, an awareness designation we like to call attention to every year.

We’ve compiled a hearty (ha, ha!) list of resources on heart health, ranging from the basics on heart disease and prevention to how cholesterol relates to heart health.

In case you don’t have much time for browsing our articles, though, we’ve also made a list of 4 quick ways you can improve your heart health starting now. Your heart health is your choice — so follow our advice below!

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Give Thanks For Your Health

Around Thanksgiving, people take time to show appreciation for individuals who have touched their lives in some way. From close family members and friends to old teachers and civic leaders, people share their gratitude through words and gestures.

One thing people often forget to give thanks for in this time, though, is their own health. While your health may not be such an obvious thing to give thanks for this holiday, it is an ever-present, vital part of your life, and you should make sure you pay attention to your wellness not only this season, but throughout the year.

Today, we’re sharing the key ways to give thanks for your health.

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Can You Prevent Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s disease may not receive the attention that other illnesses do, but it’s an affliction faced by almost 5.2 million Americans every year, and the number is only expected to rise as baby boomers grow older. Experts estimate that the number of adults 65+ with Alzheimer’s may triple by 2050 unless more effective medical treatments, cures, or preventative measures are discovered.

This Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, ARCpoint Labs is sharing all about Alzheimer’s — including how you can lower your chances of developing the disease.

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