The health athlete panel is suitable for men and women regardless of their age. It helps to assess the impact of endurance and resistance training on your body.
The test results show if the training and rest time required to achieve your goals and ensure muscle recovery are in balance, or are you at risk for overtraining and muscle damage; if your body is sufficiently supplied with oxygen, if the metabolism of the main nutrients – proteins, fat and carbohydrates – is optimal, and what is your body’s liquid balance, which ensures the normal functioning of the cells.
Those who participate in competitions (particularly endurance sports, such as triathlons, running and ski marathons, or cycling), are recommended to undergo a health check immediately before competitions, to evaluate their preparedness for the effort based on the body’s current condition, and thus avoid any complications before and after the event.
People who are starting to exercise can use the results to obtain an overview of their pre-training condition. The panel also helps them to assess whether and to which extent their body is prepared to exercise. During an exercise program it is possible to retake the same blood tests and compare them to the initial results to evaluate the impact of physical exercise on the body and, if necessary, adjust the training program, diet and intake of supplements (vitamins, minerals, etc.).
Health athletes, who are training to achieve general wellbeing, maintain or lose weight and preserve their good health, can use the panel results to assess which training load is suitable for them, and ensure that excessive effort, which may cause serious health damage, is avoided.
In addition, the results give an overview of some key health risks, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, atherosclerosis and the resulting risk of infarction.
In all cases the tests also form a basis for creating the training and nutrition plan, and therefore it is recommended that you share your results with your trainer or nutritionist.