Well, here we are again, a new year has rolled around, and already we’re into the second week of 2019! The Christmas tree has been packed away, the last of the festive ham has finally been eaten, and the supermarket shelves are already tempting us with Easter eggs and Hot Cross Buns!
For those of us who subscribe to the ‘New Year, New Me’ philosophy (some of us year after year), our new year resolutions are being challenged already. For some of us, our good intentions of starting the year with a healthy mindset may have already been sabotaged to varying degrees.
We’re all unique, with different preferences and abilities, but unfortunately we live in a society where ‘quick fix’ methods are prevalent, and social media outlets are bombarding us with images of ripped bodies that are largely unattainable without years of hard work and let’s be honest, a fair bit of cosmetic surgery.
So how can we ensure that our health goals are the right ones for us? There’s no right or wrong way to approach your health objectives, but many of us look at it as a short term commitment, when in actual fact it should be a lifelong change in order for us to get the best benefits possible. Goals that are measurable, achievable, and realistic are at the core of any successful health plan.
Sometimes the best place to start is right at the very beginning, at the core of who you are, your genetic code.
Did you know that our DNA can tell us a lot about how prone we might be to a number of health issues, or how we can optimize our health goals to lead a long and prosperous life?
We can’t change our DNA, but we can make positive choices based on the results of genetic testing from GTL. GTL’s Nutrifit suite of tests are great tools that can help you to fine-tune and stick to your health objectives.
Analyzing more than 110 genetic variations, the results of your Nutrifit test will tell you if you are predisposed to some of the more common ailments that we all worry about, including obesity, bone strength, blood sugar issues, and cholesterol. You will also benefit from knowing how your body responds to basic nutrients like carbohydrates and the different types of fatty acids.
As your DNA is unique, so are your results, carbs may actually be your friend (we’re not making any promises though!).
Nutrifit is perfect for people who want to optimize their lifestyle and dietary choices according to their genetics and can be coupled with another Nutrifit product that can help you achieve your health goals. Nutriplan provides you with a tailor-made, 28 day diet plan, personalized recipes, and advice on tweaking your nutrition plan while still remaining within your calorie allowance.
For those of us with 2019 health goals that extend beyond sedentary salad munching, and actually involve moving our bodies, the Nutrifit Premium (Nutrisport) is the obvious option.
Based on your genetic analysis, the Nutrisport test recommends the types of physical activities that suit you best or what to approach with caution. It is a great option for those wanting to reach optimal body composition levels. Your results will include a diet type based on your genes, a range of nutritional and sports reports, and lifestyle information so that you are supremely informed about the links between our DNA and your lifestyle. So whatever your health aims for 2019 and the future are, start at the beginning, and work your way up. As the saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the same can be said for achieving your health goals. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2019 from GTL.