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How blood testing can help you achieve your 2022 goals

2022 is your year, make it a healthy one.

Blood testing is a powerful way to uncover what is happening inside your body. It’s also a valuable tool to help you reach your goals and stick to them.

A healthier you is waiting — all it takes is a finger prick.

GET STARTED

Sometimes, the most challenging thing about setting a goal is knowing where to start. With a blood test, you’ll get to know what’s going well with your health and where you should focus. 

We recommend starting with our Advanced Well Man Test or Advanced Well Woman Test. Or, if you’re a fitness enthusiast (or have ever been called a gym bunny), our Ultimate Performance Blood Test is a great option. These tests are great all-rounders and give you a top-to-toe check. 

Once you’ve set your goal, you can put a solid plan in place.

STAY MOTIVATED

Self-monitoring, such as monitoring through blood testing, can help you 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 continue your good habits.

CHOOSE UNIQUE GOALS

Weight loss alone is not always the healthiest, most sustainable, or informative health focus. Mix things up by setting unique goals, such as lowering your cholesterol levels into a healthy range, lowering your stress (cortisol) levels, or improving your liver health. You've got this!

BE INFORMED

Our doctors give comments and advice on your blood test results. So, you’ll know what to do next with your results and feel confident that you’re making informed changes.

SUPPORT EACH OTHER

Social support is an effective way to stick to healthy lifestyle changes [2,3]. We’ve all been there, it’s much more inviting to go to the gym with a friend rather than go it alone. 

Regular blood testing with a friend or family member works the same way. You can support each other on your progress throughout the year and even set targets — the first one to a healthy LDL cholesterol level wins!

SET CLEAR, ACHIEVABLE MILESTONES

The key to any progress is a solid plan with clear milestones. Without this, it may be easy to lose your way. We recommend retesting your blood every three to six months — it creates the perfect stepping-stone to reflect on your progress.

OPTIMISE YOUR TRAINING PROGRAM

Perhaps your goal is fitness-focussed. You want to push harder, train smarter, and be fitter than ever before.

Alongside your training plan, blood testing unlocks additional fitness indicators to gauge your progress and assess your recovery. It will help you fine-tune your technique, analyse your nutrition, and highlight any biological barriers to reaching your goals.

Try our most comprehensive and bestselling Ultimate Performance Blood Test.

REWARD YOUR DEDICATION

Not all progress is easy to recognise. For example, changes in vitamin biomarkers are not always visible. But they do have a significant influence on health.

Our blood tests and health checks reveal what’s happening inside your body and give you a clear breakdown of your numbers. So, you can be sure when you’re making progress and reward yourself when you do. Pass the bubbly, please.

FIND WHAT WORKS FOR YOU

Blood testing can help you monitor what works for you. It may be a new healthy eating plan, a change in exercise, or watching how much you drink. No matter what informed changes you’ve made, you can then continue them with confidence, knowing 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 2022. This is your year — make it a healthy one.


REFERENCES

  1. Gardner, B., Smith, L., Lorencatto, F., Hamer, M. and Biddle, S.J., 2016. How to reduce sitting time? A review of behaviour change strategies used in sedentary behaviour reduction interventions among adults.Health psychology review,10(1), pp.89-112.
  2. Van Achterberg, T., Huisman-de Waal, G.G., Ketelaar, N.A., Oostendorp, R.A., Jacobs, J.E. and Wollersheim, H.C., 2011. How to promote healthy behaviours in patients? An overview of evidence for behaviour change techniques.Health promotion international,26(2), pp.148-162.
  3. Murray, J., Fenton, G., Honey, S., Bara, A.C., Hill, K.M. and House, A., 2013. A qualitative synthesis of factors influencing maintenance of lifestyle behaviour change in individuals with high cardiovascular risk.BMC Cardiovascular Disorders,13(1), p.48.