Have you ever heard the old saying, ‘There’s no time like the present?’ It means that right now is the best time to do something! And it’s true. It may be hot and rainy here in the Philippines right now, but it’s truly the perfect time to get your health goals in order.
July is Nutrition month, and this year, the theme is ‘Kumain nang Wasto at Maging Aktibo…Push Natin ‘to!’, Eat Healthy and Do Physical Activity…Let’s Push This!’
Sometimes, we all get stuck in a cycle of poor health habits. You know how it is, too much sitting around on the lounge, too much time spent inside, scrolling the internet, and more unhealthy food choices than we care to admit publicly.
If you’re guilty of overindulging in any of these unhealthy pastimes, then Nutrition Month is calling your name. It’s time to get out of the house, get active, and start eating a healthier range of foods.
Nutrition Month kicked off in Tacloban City with hundreds of government workers participating in a large group fitness session, with the aim to highlight that everyone can take positive steps towards their overall health, regardless of age or ability.
It’s not just the consumer who is encouraged to think about their nutrition, but farmers, food producers and food retailers to source and provide a greater range of healthy food choices for the public to enjoy.
Three of the leading killers of people in the Philippines are coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases like stroke, and diabetes. These diseases are no doubt exacerbated by a marked increase in sedentary behaviour and poor diet and lifestyle choices, but did you know that you may also have a genetic predisposition to developing them?
EasyDNA Philippines can help you get the best kick start to Nutrition Month, with the Genetic Predisposition Test. This test carefully and accurately analyses your DNA against key markers associated with the development of more than 30 diseases and conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. This test is painless and simple, requiring only a mouth swab to analyse your DNA. Everything will be sent directly to your door in our comprehensive kit, which includes full instructions.
Your results will comprise of a personalised report that provides valuable information as to whether you are ranked at a high, medium or low risk of developing a given condition during your lifetime.
What better way set yourself on the right path to health?
Additionally, EasyDNA’s Nutrifit Test wonderfully complements your health, activity and lifestyle goals. The NutriFit test uses Next Generation Sequencing Technology coupled with leading bioinformatics and modern scientific research to help you take the first important step in becoming a fitter, healthier version of your current self. A simple saliva swab is all that is required from you, and in around 4-6 weeks you will receive a suite of results, based on your genetic makeup.
Your analysis will include personalised information that will tell you if you are more susceptible to being overweight, having high blood sugar, and having weak bones. It will also reveal how your body responds to certain type of physical activity, which can help you to narrow down the best fitness regime for you.
There are a number of national, regional and local activities running during Nutrition Month, and coupled with a personalised DNA test from Easy DNA Philippines, you will be pushing ahead with your health, nutrition and wellness goals beyond July, and into the future!