Using Your Family Health History To Determine Your Fitness Routine

At ARCpoint Labs, we embrace the idea that your personal health is in your hands. While there are obviously factors beyond your control that affect your wellness, including hereditary or otherwise unplanned illnesses, you still have control over how you react to these factors and how you change your lifestyle to improve your health.

Today, we’re sharing how you can use your family health history to create a proper fitness routine that addresses your primary health risks.

How to Use Your Family Health History to Create a Fitness Routine

Determine Your Health Risk Factors

The first step to using your family health history to make your fitness regimen is of course to study your family’s medical record to determine your biggest health risk factors. Completing a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) is the easiest way to compile information on your family’s medical background as well as your personal medical history. The HRA will complete the analysis for you by highlighting your major health risk factors.

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Once you have a clearer idea of the health risk factors you need to watch out for, you should start doing some research on each to determine what sort of fitness routine will help you lower your risk. Although you can find information online, we also suggest speaking with your health care provider, since they will have more intimate knowledge of your specific health history and thus better insight into your needs, limitations, and strengths.

Start, Monitor, and Adjust

After creating a fitness routine tailored to your family medical history and health risks, it’s time to start following your regimen. We suggest recording some baseline health information through a biometric screening or some clinical lab tests so that you can measure how effectively your new fitness routine is going. For example, if you have a high risk of heart disease, lowering your cholesterol might be a goal — so you should have your cholesterol tested before starting your exercise regimen, then re-tested after you have been exercising for a few months. Based on the information you glean from your screening and from consulting your physician, you can adjust your fitness regimen as needed.

Learn Your Family Health History With ARCpoint Labs

ARCpoint Labs provides the health and wellness services you need to understand your family health history and personal health risks. With our Personal Wellness Profiles, biometric screenings, and individual lab tests, you can learn more about your wellness and develop sound strategies to lower health risks.

To learn more about how ARCpoint Labs can serve as your partner in health, locate your nearest ARCpoint Labs today!

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