Order your own blood tests. A simple blood drop can provide valuable insights into your body and help you understand how well you are managing your weight and overall wellness. Fitnescity offers blood testing for prevention and weight loss; the tests measures your key wellness indicators, and at the same time offer personalized guidance on how to use the results. This includes individualized meal plans, lifestyle and exercise guidance.
I've recently begun to get really into metabolism; it's to the point where I find myself reading scholarly articles at leisure. I didn't just wake up one day and become interested in metabolism. It all started when Laila Zemrani, cofounder and CEO of Fitnescity, contacted me about getting a resting metabolic rate (RMR) test done.
Over eighty percent of some of the most common and costly health conditions, such as type II diabetes and heart disease, could be prevented through lifestyle changes.
Wellness data —generated in many formats and from various sources— hold enormous promise for creating more personalized and effective lifestyle interventions. Data from an individual’s health and wellness tracking devices, self-reported measurements, family history and personal genome sequences could be used to make individualized recommendations.
As a fitness enthusiast with a nutrition degree, I usually consider myself ‘healthy,’ feeling fit, confident, and mentally well. I choose nutrient, dense, local, seasonal and organic foods, go to the gym at least four times a week and train vigorously. I walk everywhere in New York City and I often try out different diet and fitness trends. However, recently, I’ve been feeling physically and mentally off track. I haven’t been sleeping and eating well. I’ve been tired and stressed all the time. I couldn’t find the motivation and the time to exercise.
So I happened to take the Fitnescity Wellness Score two days ago. Here’s what I learned.
The rise of wearables, food tracking apps, connected scales and smart apparel are all examples of a new culture of wellness (1) (2). For consumers, being healthy does not just mean ‘not sick’. It is becoming more of a daily pursuit, and self-collected data is a big part of it.
The greatest challenge for fitness companies will be to organize this new stream of information so that they can adapt to this cultural and societal phenomenon.
Millennials are tomorrow’s workforce. In about three years, they will form 50% of the work population. Millennials are swiftly entering the workforce, while incorporating their Millennial values, technology habits and health needs.
96% of Millennials say great healthcare benefits would be the most important factor when choosing between two companies with similar pay and responsibilities.
Achieving optimal performance at work is hard. You may have a lot of responsibilities and you might not always be in control of your schedule. You wake up early, work until late night. You have to travel, attend business meetings, set up dinners with your clients… You must make everyone around you pleased and reassured.
Your priority is to perform at your best, but what if you could optimize your overall wellness to improve productivity and optimize work performance?
Resting metabolic rate or RMR is the minimum number of calories you need to perform basic functions, such as maintaining heart rate and body heat, breathing and keeping up brain activity. You will need this minimum amount of energy each day, even if you are not moving around.
So RMR measures how many calories you burn at rest, doing nothing more than sitting all day.
Lately we have added another word in our daily vocabulary. “Keto,” or “ketogenic,” to describe our diets. We have been hearing, reading and talking about it. The diet that has developed in 1920’s to treat children with epilepsy, today, has been used by everyone who wants to fit into smaller pants and lose fat, but how many of us know what this pop word really means?
Keto is for both “ketosis,” the normal metabolic process in which the body burns fat for energy because it does not have enough glucose; and “ketones” a build-up of acids that is made in the same process.
Keto Diet, on the other hand, refers to a high fat, adequate protein, low-carb diet in which you turn your body into a fat-burning mechanism
Have you ever offered people food and kindly been rejected by them because they’re doing “Intermittent Fasting?” Fasting? Sounds almost intimidating. However, in this diet you don’t have to specify the foods you eat or starve yourself, you just have to choose an eating window. In other words, you will be limiting your eating to a certain number of hours every day.
Intermittent fasting (IF) focuses on when you eat, rather than on what to eat.
The rise of fitness- and health-tracking technologies over the last few years has shown that consumers are increasingly eager to learn more about their own health.
As this trend continues to grow, health clubs who not only embrace these technologies but also make them an integral part of their strategy will emerge as the winners.
Fitnescity client, Peter Quillin, is an American professional boxer, a talented fighter and a former world champion!
We sat down with Peter to discuss his journey from his humble beginnings to where he is today. Watch Peter's next fight on FOX and FOX Deportes live on Saturday, August 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET!
The VO2 Max test is used in clinical setting to determine one’s maximal aerobic capacity.
The test measures your body's maximal consumption of oxygen and the efficiency of your muscles.
A VO2 Max would be perfect for anyone who does aerobic exercise such as running, cycling, swimming, and other endurance activities.
The BOD POD body composition test is the world’s gold standard for fast, accurate and safe Body Fat Assessment.
The BOD POD measures your body composition. More specifically your body fat percentage, fat mass, and fat-free mass. It does not measure bone density or body fat levels by body part. For that check out the DEXA scan.