A Great Way to Measure Health and Fitness

What do most Americans use their measure of fitness?
-The scale?
-Body Fat testing?
-Measuring themselves?
-A Before and After Photo?

Are they 100% objective???

What do you think is the best?

What about taking a blood test? Blood tests are used to determine physiological and biochemical states, such as disease, mineral content, drug effectiveness, and organ function. That would seem to me the most accurate information.

Recently Nick Liesinger went to get some blood work done to see what is going on, on the inside. He has been a dedicated CrossFitter and Paleo Caveman for the last year. The Result? An amazing change. Read his story:

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Chris, Annie,

I just got my results back from the blood test, and they’re phenomenal. My cholesterol numbers last year before Crossfit were 116 total and 29 for HDL. On the new test, my total cholesterol is much higher—176, but my HDL is 59 (wow!) and 89.7% of my LDL is large buoyant (another wow!) which doesn’t cause plaque on arterial walls. My triglycerides are also super low at 40 mg/dl. My only problem is low Vitamin D (24 ng/mL), and I’ve been taking 5,000IU a day, so it’s either that I’m taking some crappy stuff or I can’t absorb the stuff I’m taking. So I’m going to get more sun and a higher-grade supplement.

Bottom line—even eating paleo 75% of the time with occasional cheat meals and some dairy is still yielding me fantastic results. If I keep this up, I won’t be following in my father’s footsteps with a heart attack at 49. I owe you both so much because having you introduce me to this lifestyle is saving my life. Thanks so much!
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Great job Nick!

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3 Responses to “A Great Way to Measure Health and Fitness”

  1. great job and great story…

  2. Chris Peterson Says:

    Nick your the man! Great job buddy! Keep up the good work.

  3. Awesome to hear stories like this! Keep rockin it, Nick!!

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