Hello, DNA. Personalized Genetics Is Here, With GoalGetter!

Drumroll, please… it’s a brand new year, and we’re excited to reveal a brand new tool to help take your wellness mission to the next level – with DNA! GoalGetter is the freshest addition to the InsideTracker family of products, and true to its name, it uses the power of your genes to help you get closer to your health and performance goals. Whether you’re excited about working towards a “new you” in 2018, or just looking to improve the already awesome “old you”, GoalGetter can help you get ...

Biomarkers: Going Beyond “Normal”

  Do you have an annual blood test at your doctor’s office? If you do, then you’re probably used to getting a follow-up postcard in the mail that says your blood test was “normal.” You may not know which blood tests your doctor ordered, let alone what your results actually were.

Chocolate: Is it good for you?

  Do you love chocolate? If so, you may be excited by recent news about your favorite treat. Several studies have suggested that chocolate is good for recovery from exercise, heart health, even losing weight. Before you grab the nearest Hershey bar, though, it’s important to learn more about chocolate.

Triglycerides: the Key to a Healthy Heart

  Whether you are an athlete or someone who is just concerned about your diet, the foods that you eat affect your heart. Blood pressure and cholesterol levels are common indicators of cardiovascular health, but you should keep an eye on your triglyceride levels too! Triglycerides are a type of fat found in your blood thatcan increase your risk of heart disease if your levels are too high. The good news is that diet and exercise can help lower your triglyceride levels. InsideTracker blood ...

Magnesium: the Multi-Purpose Mineral

  Every part of your body, from your heart to your bones, needs magnesium to stay strong. In fact, magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body! Roughly 50 percent of the magnesium in your body is stored in your bones, and the other half is mostly located in your organs and tissues.

The Skinny on Dietary Fat

  Fat may no longer be a dieter’s worst enemy, but misconceptions about this important macronutrient still run rampant. In the 1990s, the low-fat diet was thought to be a straightforward route to preventing heart disease, some cancers, and obesity. The USDA Food Pyramid perpetuated the idea that an ideal diet should be low in fat, and didn’t differentiate well between sources or types of fat. But things are changing.

Potassium: Don’t Sweat It!

  Do you live in a hot climate or tend to sweat more than other people when you exercise? If so, you may want to pay attention to your potassium intake. Low potassium can cause muscle cramping and cardiovascular issues, so it’s a great idea to consider re-working your diet, especially if you tend to experience cramps during workouts. Check out the InsideTracker Ultimate Plan or Performance Plan to make sure that you have enough potassium to stay healthy!
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