February is Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Month
February, is also the month in which I celebrate my birthday on that dreaded day that everyone else has chocolates as well.
So naturally, it isn't really a good month for me to be healthy and as I tuck into the last slice of my delicious and decadent Birthday Cake (which is a Red Velvet Cake, by the way) I am nervous about the test that I had just taken.
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DNAlysis sent me a DNA Testing Kit which included a swab in a test tube as well as instructions on what to do, to take my DNA.
Why am I taking a DNA test?
DNA Testing can be used to gain an understanding of what a person needs for their health and nutrition and will allow for personalised health care. A nutritionist will contact me after the testing to provide me with an insight with regards to my health and tips on how I can either maintain or improve on my health.
The instructions were simple:
Do not eat, drink or brush your teeth for two hours before taking the test, so naturally, I did the test upon waking up in the morning before eating or drinking anything or brushing my teeth.
Thereafter, I took the swab and rubbed it inside my cheek for one minute and placed the swab back into the test tube.
My only concern is that I hope that I did it correctly, so that they could get the most accurate results.
Am I scared?
Of course! I took the test on my Birthday weekend so I know that I definitely indulged a bit more than I should have, on sugar (delicious red velvet cake to be exact).
But I await the nutritionist's response and will try my best to take her advice and live my best, healthy life! :)
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