For years only elite athletes were able to get a true grasp on their health from blood work. Blood work helped athletes understand their biochemistry strengths and weakness, and used it to up their performance. If the average person wanted to try to get the same blood analysis, it would cost too much. And the tests were difficult to understand.
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Well, times have changed and so has the availability of blood analysis. InsideTracker is an affordable blood-analysis-based program from consumers to understand their strengths and weaknesses of their body. Meghan Hamrock, a weekend warrior, says, "Usually I cramp when I run, but I wasn't cramping because I understood what my body needed for my runs."
Here's how InsideTracker works.
- You sign up online.
- Determine your goals.
- Choose a convenient lab from the list supplied to you.
- A few days later your results become available online (all confidential).
From the blood analysis, discover what your body needs to improve your health and performance. InsideTracker offers food suggestions based off of your blood results. Don't worry; you tell InsideTracker what foods you like and dislike. It's customized for your likings.
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"The food plan is extremely flexible" says Hamrock and continues, "You won't find supplements like some nutrition plans. Inside Tracker recommends certain foods per day to help you meet you're deficiencies. I never hit a wall anymore, my energy is up. I feel great."
Jarrod Shoemaker, an elite triathlete, says, "I've always had my blood work done. I have a doctor who understands the demands of elite athlete's body and would help me get my blood analysis done. We would then be able to analyze my tests so I could perform better. Not everyone has this luxury. What InsideTracker offers is great. It's convenient and easy. You just do everything online."
Easy, yes. Your test results are broken down into terms for you to understand. "These tests are broken down in-depth through an athlete's perspective, but without all the scientific jargon" says Shoemaker.
InsideTracker is a one-stop shop. You go online, set your goals, get your blood work done, and learn what nutrients your body needs.
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InsideTracker is not just for elite athletes or every day runners. It's also for consumers who are looking to lose weight and start working out. Chris Law, a casual runner, wanted to get back into running and drop a few pounds, so he decided to test out InsideTracker. "I heard about InsideTracker through a friend. I wanted some sort of motivation to get back into running, so I figured I would give it try."
Through blood analysis, Law saw a decline in his cholesterol and lost 20 pounds. He used Inside Tracker as a way to get back into running. Law says, "There are options, which is great. You're able to manage your food choices and manage your health."
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So, if you're looking to get a better understanding of your health, take a look at your biochemistry.
Sign up for your next race.