How blood testing can help you achieve your 2021 goals
2021 is your year, make it a healthy one.
Blood testing is a powerful way to uncover what is really happening inside your body. Not only this, but blood testing is a valuable tool to help you reach your goals- and stick to them!
A healthier you is waiting right at your fingertips.
Sometimes the most challenging thing about setting a goal is knowing where to start. A Medichecks blood test can help prioritise which areas of your health you should focus on. Once your goal is set, you can put a solid plan in place and look ahead to a healthier future.
Self-monitoring, such as monitoring through blood testing, is a scientifically recommended way to reinforce healthy behaviours [1,2]. In other words, tracking your progress over time through blood testing can give you a brand-new spurt of motivation to help carry on.
Choose unique goals
Although beneficial for many, weight loss alone is not always the healthiest, most sustainable, or informative area of health to focus on. Mix things up by setting unique goals, such as lowering your cholesterollevels into a healthy range, improving your stress (cortisol) levels, or strengthening your liver health. You've got this!
Medichecksblood tests will provide detailed and personalised health advice from expert doctors without even needing to make an appointment. This personalised advice can give you the information you need to decide whether you are doing enough – and support you to head in the right direction.
Support each other
Evidence shows that, compared to tackling it alone, social support is an effective way to stick to healthy lifestyle changes [2,3] – so why not use regular blood testing alongside a friend or family member in 2021? You can support each other on your progress throughout the year and even set competitions along the way – the first one to a healthy LDL cholesterol level, wins!
Set clear achievable milestones
The key to any progress is to a solid plan with clear milestones. Without this, it may be easy to fall off the wagon. We recommend retesting your blood every 3 months, and therefore, you create the perfect stepping-stones to reflect on your progress… And reward yourself. Another spa day? Why not.
Optimise your training program
Perhaps your goal is fitness focussed. You want to push harder, train faster and be stronger than ever before in 2021.
Alongside usual measures, blood testing can provide additional fitness indicators. This will help you to fine-tune your technique to work in your favour, reach your goals and go beyond. Try our Ultimate Performance Blood Test.
Reward your dedication
If your goal is not aesthetic, it is impossible to know whether you are making progress. For example, changes in our vitamin biomarkers are not always visible – but have a powerful influence on our health. Medichecks tests reveal what is happening inside the body and connect your healthier behaviours to your body’s biological changes. You can, therefore, celebrate when you succeed. Pass the bubbly, please.
Find what works for you
Monitoring your health through your blood can help you to identify the specific behaviours and lifestyle choices which are having a positive impact on your health. You can then continue them with faith, confidence, and reassurance that your hard work is paying off.
All-in-all, blood testing will support you to not only reach your goals but to exceed your expectations in 2021. This is your year, make it a healthy one.
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