Know Your Numbers This New Year With Basic Lab Tests

Happy New Year from ARCpoint Labs!

2015 is officially upon us, and if you’ve made resolutions, you may be among the 1/3 of people who have made weight loss, fitness, or health a priority.

We encourage a healthy diet and exercise at ARCpoint Labs, but know that sometimes, making goals to “work out more” and “eat better” doesn’t work if you don’t have benchmarks to measure your success.

Here’s why you should use basic lab tests to know your numbers this new year — and which lab tests are necessary for your health resolutions!

Why Use Basic Lab Tests in Your New Year’s Resolutions?

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Before you embark on your journey to a healthier you, be sure to get your baseline health numbers so that you’re aware of what your cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and heart health looked like before you started eating better and exercising. Later, you can get more lab tests and compare your starting numbers to your current ones, making it easy to gauge success.

Make Specific Goals

Rather than aiming to “exercise more” (vague much?), you can use lab test results to set specific goals, like “lower my blood pressure to a healthy range.” By setting smaller, actionable goals, you can make big strides.

Find Out What’s Hindering You

Sometimes, following even the strictest of diets or fitness regimens doesn’t work. There could be a more serious health problem at the root of your weight gain, like an issue with your thyroid, a food allergy, or even cancer. With basic lab tests, you can learn more about your health and take the necessary steps for treatment or preventative care!

Lab Tests to Pursue

Want to kick your new year’s resolutions off right? Here are the basic lab tests we recommend at the start of 2015:

  • Heart Health Panelsee your cholesterol levels, blood counts, and more to get an accurate measure of your heart health.
  • Male Health Panelgauge your blood pressure, kidney, liver, and thyroid function, cholesterol, testosterone levels, and anemia risk, among other health concerns.
  • Female Health Panelcheck your blood pressure, hormone levels, liver, kidney, and thyroid health, diabetes risk, and more!

To get started on a healthier you, find your nearest wellness-certified ARCpoint Labs today and walk in for accurate, confidential testing!

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