Now more than ever, it’s time to take a moment to assess your overall lifestyle habits to understand how they may influence your choices in food, fitness, sleep, stress management and social life. Knowing the answer to these questions can help you better care for your health and wellness in a time when having chronic lifestyles diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure can increase your chances of developing severe or critical illness if infected with COVID-19. This makes it more critical than ever to be proactive about becoming a healthier you.
These lifestyle-related diseases often exist together and can increase your chances of developing another chronic illness. Thus your body is like an interconnected house of cards, where everything needs other parts to function effectively. When one is malfunctioning, this affects the other complicated parts of the network that form your holistic body. For example, if you’re obese or overweight, these variables could increase your chances of developing type 2 diabetes. Or if you already have high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, your chances of developing type 2 diabetes are significantly increased, and vice versa. Since these conditions usually co-exist, managing your health for one ailment may assist in alleviating another. This principle applies when it comes to how you treat your body and what you put into it – if you cut down on sugar, are more selective with your fat choices and stay active, you can improve your weight management and reduce inflammation, both of which are needed to prevent type two diabetes, and heart disease. Also, limiting your salt intake can reduce your risk for high blood pressure, which means your heart disease risk is lowered too.
Knowledge is power – know your health risks.
Chronic diseases are very closely linked to your genetic predisposition, environmental factors and lifestyle choices that may affect your health. Some people are at a higher risk for developing chronic diseases because of their DNA profile – therefore, early detection can potentially drastically make a difference in the future of your health.
Identifying your risk factors allows you to alter your genetic destiny through a health and wellness approach. As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”. The elements you need to work on are:
Why you should get tested?Taking a genetic test to understand your risk for chronic disease can help you understand and take an approach that is personalised to your specific needs. This type of testing is a game-changer in the field of genetic health because it’s not yet a part of standard medical screening, but with a Circle Premium kit, you’ll be informed on how your genetics, lifestyle, and other factors (such as smoking habit, BMI, drinking habit, poor sleep, stress and blood pressure) influence your risk of potentially developing diseases.
We offer comprehensive results that come with detailed reports related to your disease risks across 65 Health Conditions – down to which strategies you can apply to manage your stress, how to sleep better, and how to eat and workout for your genetic makeup, for example. For optimum health, work on holistically managing your lifestyle differently to work alongside your genetic makeup, instead of against it. Did we mention that you will also get a complimentary genetic consultation & in-depth explanation of personalised dietary insights from our in-house dieticians! So make the life-changing investment today by getting a test that can help you make more informed lifestyle choices that are better for the future of your health. But, if you’re not ready to unlock all the 500 reports that you get with Circle, you can get your hands on Vital for a starter’s approach to health and wellbeing.