Accomplishing confidence about my well-being today

Last month I took a general health test with Thriva (click the link for £10 off your first month) and the results which came back were insightful. Firstly, I wanted a cheap, but informative way of checking my health more for interest than anything else. I knew I’m relatively healthy any way, but wanted to see if any of my levels were off and if so, by how much.

The health check from Thriva is by far the cheapest I have found, it costs just £50 every 3 months (£40 for your first month if you use my link) and tests your health for a number of deficiencies as well as your liver function. You can also pause or cancel your subscription at any time and the list it tests against includes…

  • Cholesterol levels
  • Vitamin D (most people from the UK lack this)
  • Iron
  • Liver Function

This could seem pretty basic for most, but you are paying a lot less than any private organisation and if you can’t get the NHS to check, this seems like the best thing to go for especially if you’re just curious or are a little worried about your general health.

My results were really insightful and were checked by a real doctor. I found out that all my levels were fine except vitamin D. I now take supplements to bring my levels up and hope I can get this to the recommended levels. My BMI is slightly on the higher side which I’m not overly worried about as I try to go to Crossfit as much as possible and I eat healthy following Joe Wick’s 15 minute meals.

Below is a screenshot of my results and feedback for you to marvel at. If you are curious like me then I 100% recommend you give it a go and see how you can improve your health and well-being.

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#FollowFriday

  1. Life as Lois May – She offers insight into her life and posts about a range of topics. Check her out and follow her.
  2. Alexis Chateau – Alexis has a lot of adventure and will often blog about them. Her photography is intriguing and her posts offer a great insight into her life.
  3. My Journey 29 – She has amazing images on each of her posts and each of them are also very informative and interesting, mainly giving us an insight into her life. Give her Blog a read and follow if you enjoy.
  4. Live.Lift.Code – Nick talks about fitness, coding and more in general. He has an interesting Blog and you should definitely check him out.
  5. Big Small Home – Learn tips and techniques about small home living and how it will improve your life. A very interesting read and something which could all probably strive for.

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Wishing you a wonderful and Happy Easter

Both Mike and Tiff would like to wish all our current and future readers a Happy Easter. The 4 day weekend (for us lucky few) is a great time to spend with family and loved ones which is exactly what we are doing (minus this quick update).

Hopefully you will recover from your work week and go in next week feeling refreshed and ready to accomplish everything incoming during next week.

Winning “spirit of the open” at my Crossfit box

The open started on the 23rd of Feb and finished on the 27th of March. It was a gruelling 5 weeks, but I had the time of my life competing and loved every second of it. The community was incredible and every time you saw someone struggle, you would all gather and help them push to their absolute limits.

I was one of those struggling guys, I went in and RX’d all but one WOD (17.3) because I could carry out the movements and the weights (even if they were a little on the heavy side). If I knew at least one movement and the weight was doable then I felt like it was worth shooting for the stars and going RX.

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#FollowFriday

  1. Chaos xd – Her posts are deep and her art is amazing. She has great passion in what she does and she loves chatting to her followers.
  2. Hidden Fox self-help – An amazing and very in depth self-help blog. All their posts are uplifting and enjoyable.
  3. Mindfump – A bright and colourful blog which offer a lot of insight and help for everyone.
  4. Rishma Reji – Another positive thinking blog who is posts enjoyable content.
  5. I give you Morpheus – Posts about being in a dream world which are amazing and very vivid.
  6. Couple of Welness and Happiness – Hasn’t posted much (so give him some positive reinforcement). The posts he has created are very positive and I look forward to reading more.
  7. Fitness Grad – She posts about her workouts and struggles with working out. She has also posted many reviews on certain products and talks about healthy eating habits.
  8. It’s a cats life – A blog about gorgeous cats! What more could you ask for?
  9. An Orchid’s View – She posts about her life, but in a very positive way. You can’t help but like her.
  10. The Anonymous Girl – Another self-help/positive thinking blog (Mike loves them). Generally very helpful posts to keep you going.

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How AI encouraged us to save money with confidence

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As a couple, we really struggle to save. We have opened up so many savings accounts with the goal of each putting in £50 a month and then at the end of each month almost nothing will get put in. This has been a cycle for a very long time and at the end of each year, we have been gradually earning higher salaries, but our savings has always been the same.

It’s frustrating, because we want to save money for a deposit on a mortgage for a house, clear our current debts and save for a wedding. None of this in the 8 years of being together has happened. Together, we still have £0 saved up by ourselves and we have become tired of this.

Enter a Facebook messaging bot called Plum*, it’s a machine learning, artificial intelligence machine. It hooks into your bank account reading only the numbers of what comes in and what goes out, as well as when this happens. Once it gathers this information, it will learn when the best time to take money out and when for your savings.

It then keeps it safe in a Barclays held account which isn’t connected with Plum, this means that if anything happens to the company (administration / liquidation) then your money is safe and you can get it back into your account when requested.

We have been using it for 3 months and together, we have saved up almost £70 which is just fantastic. This is more than we could ever get ourselves to save and we can literally leave him to do the work for us, every so often we can just drop in and ask about our savings and goals.