A biomarking movement.
It’s self-care at its finest. Biomarking is when you monitor and manage specific biomarker levels in your body for improved health. It’s putting your health first – for happier and healthier lives, where chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease can be prevented.
Ever find yourself wondering what’s happening inside your body? Or wondering if you’re as healthy as you feel? That’s where biomarking comes in.
Here’s how you can start biomarking.
Step One: Visit a Clinic or a Health Screening Event
You may stumble upon advertised health fairs or health screening events in your city, and such events are a good place to start biomarking, especially if they’re giving out free blood tests (like we do!). Regularly visiting your family physician for a full health screen would also be a great way to keep your health in check.
You can also look out for our upcoming free health screening events in your city here and visit our participating clinics to get your blood tests done here. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep a look out for future events!
Step Two: Take a Blood Test for Specific Biomarkers
During a health screen, the health professional would take your blood to test for specific biomarker levels, apart from measuring your height, weight and blood pressure. Common biomarkers that are tested in health screenings include glucose, HbA1C, HDL and LDL cholesterol and triglyceride. These biomarker levels can reflect your risks for chronic diseases.
Step Three: Receive Results and Understand Health Risks
Once you’ve received your blood test results, it is important that you fully understand them. Your physician should fully explain your results and what they mean in terms of your health risks for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.
An example of blood test results overview via our BioMark app
If you’ve started your biomarking journey with us, you will receive your blood test results directly on our BioMark app, how cool is that?
Step Four: Follow Personalised Health Recommendations from a Doctor
When your physician is explaining your blood test results, he or she would recommend personalised lifestyle changes that could improve your current health status. For example, if your blood test results reflect high LDL cholesterol levels, your physician would recommend a change in diet and an increase in physical activity to help reduce your cholesterol levels.
An example of lifestyle recommendations via our BioMark app
If you’ve received your blood test results via our app, we will also recommend personalised lifestyle changes according to your results.
Step Five: Monitor Biomarker Levels and Improve Your Health
Once you’ve understood the lifestyle changes that need to be implemented, don’t stop there! It’s time to get your gears running to improve your health. Baby steps are important when it comes to changing your lifestyle. It’s great to have a support system – be it your partner, or best friend – to start a new active lifestyle together. It’s more fun that way too!
Once you’ve implemented certain lifestyle changes, one question that would come to your head is, “Are these changes working?” and that’s when the next few blood tests come in. Subsequent blood tests allow you to check whether your biomarker levels have decreased, for example, after all that diet changes and 7 am jogs!
Decrease in cholesterol levels after lifestyle changes over the months via our BioMark app
The best feeling when you’re biomarking, in my opinion, is to watch your biomarker levels decrease. When you use our app, you can literally see it.
It feels especially rewarding when your biomarker levels go from red (high levels) to green (normal/healthy levels). Now that calls for a celebration.
The whole act of getting a blood test, realising that there are some lifestyle changes that could be made to improve your health and then going for subsequent blood tests – that’s exactly what biomarking is. It’s a movement. It’s for adults, youths, the elderly, everyone. It’s also a lifestyle, where you regularly get your blood screened to take charge of your health.
If you’re as inspired as we think you are, you can get started with your biomarking journey with BioMark today! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram to get updates on our next free health screening events, or you can simply click here to check out our future events.
We’re biomarking! Are you?