Understanding your health and how you can improve it in the future is not a luxury – it’s your right – up to 80% of the most common diseases that weaken our health can, in fact, be prevented. What’s even better, is that we can keep these illnesses at bay by making changes to what we eat, how much we sleep and exercise, and how we manage our stress levels.

Livit by Nightingale Health shows you the big picture of your overall health and your body’s ability to fight against different individual diseases. It estimates the number of Healthy Years you have in store with your current lifestyle. Healthy Years is a unique metric because it doesn’t stop short at measuring a single health metric such as blood sugar or cholesterol. It moves further to make a scientific connection to multiple health and disease outcomes, and to predict the number of active, healthy years you would lead. Healthy Years helps you to understand your health baseline and start acting today to make a difference on your future health.

Moreover, the results are split under the four health areas – Heart, Metabolism, Immunity, and Mind. Each of these areas presents more findings on your ability to avoid heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression and anxiety, and severe infections.

All these answers are in your blood, but we know that going for a conventional blood test isn’t the most pleasant experience for many of us. Nightingale Health’s blood analysis technology is able to extract all this information from a single finger-prick blood sample that you can take at home using a sample collection kit. The results are also compared with hundreds of thousands of others – showing where you stand (right now) relative to other people of the same age and sex as you.

Here is a recap of the four health areas and the resistance to specific diseases related to them that you can measure through Livit by Nightingale Health:

Heart – keeps your body running

The heart changes with age and Nightingale’s blood test results can estimate your Heart Age compared to your actual age. It also measures your Heart Disease Resistance – which is your body’s ability to avoid cardiovascular diseases like stroke and heart attack compared to your peers.

Since the risk of heart disease increases with age, it's important to ensure the heart retains its youthful vigor. By learning your Heart Age and Heart Disease Resistance, you can act early and make lifestyle changes to your exercise routine, nutrition, sleep, and mental well-being to improve your cardio health.

Metabolism – powers your every move

Metabolism is the mechanism that takes in, breaks down, and distributes the energy needed to power our bodies. A particularly complex system regulates blood sugar levels including insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. If this system is impaired, it can lead to type 2 diabetes and cause damage to our bodies, especially the nerves and blood vessels.

Using Livit by Nightingale Health, you can learn your Diabetes Resistance – which is the body’s ability to avoid type 2 diabetes in the long run. The results will show your chances of avoiding diabetes in the next 10 years, enabling you to take the steps needed to change those odds in your favor.

Mind – maintains your mental health

Today, we are more informed than ever about the very direct link between our mental well-being and physical health. Even so, the connection between mental health and a blood test may not seem too obvious. Since the brain, the culprit of all mind-related functions, is connected to the rest of our body it is possible to use Nightingale’s blood analysis to detect Mental Resilience – the ability to tolerate everyday mental stress and burden without succumbing to severe anxiety or depression.

Knowing your ability to avert severe anxiety and depression in the next decade can help you to steer towards a lifestyle that strengthens your mental wellbeing.

Immunity – fights off infections and diseases

If the past two years have shown us anything, it’s the benefit of building a stronger shield for fighting off infections. Immune Resilience measures your body’s readiness to combat severe infectious diseases. This health indicator is engineered from the research of a large population dataset. The research reveals how Nightingale's technology can successfully detect whether you might get a severe version of a caught infection.

Immunity, similar to heart health, changes with age and older people face a higher risk of contracting severe infections such as pneumonia. Finding your Immune Age helps you to bolster your immune system against the infections you might be exposed to in the future.

What you need to know to lead an active and healthy lifestyle for many years to come is now available at your fingertips. Download the Livit by Nightingale Health app for free and discover the big picture of your future health today.