More than ever before, understanding our own health and fitness has become part of our daily routine. Healthy diets, sleep patterns and even the kit we wear to speed up recovery all play a role in our trail running week. And now, using a Thriva home blood test, you can make sure all of this is working in the best possible way.
And that’s exactly why runners like trail runner and mother of three Elisabeth Sennitt Clough is a fan of this simple to use, amazing two-minute test you can do in the comfort of your own home!
Elisabeth, fresh from a rolling seven-mile trail race and who is now targeting a road marathon next, says: “The test is very reassuring when I’m training hard. It showed everything is normal except for a high level of B12 and I think that’s because I take extra B12 as I used to be anaemic. So, at least I know my iron levels are all good.”
For runners like Elisabeth the test works in a number of different ways. It can provide reassurance that everything is perfect as you prepare for a big race or it can point you in the right direction if you need to make any changes.
A test will provide you with all the in-depth information you need to help you live a healthy, fit life where your trail running really is providing everything you want in terms of health and performance. Truly, it adds a highly professional level to your running lifestyle as Thriva’s in-house GPs will review and share your results in 48 hours — no appointment needed. It’s 72 hours from order to results.
So, whether you want to improve your endurance or muscle strength, improve your health or hit your health goals, you can do so with evidence-based tips from our NHS-registered doctors.
Gone are the days when you head out for a key run hoping it will make you fitter for that next big race or adventure. Using Thriva’s blood test can give you insights into a range of factors that can affect your fitness. For example, nutrients and certain hormones play a big role in how you perform and recover from exercise. They can also affect your sleep — which is one of the most important things for muscle repair. Using Thriva means you can take the guesswork out of your running as the in-house GP will explain what your blood test results mean. By understanding our bodies and making small changes to our lifestyle we can shortcut our way to health confidence, which will make it much easier to achieve our health goals, whether that's tweaking our diet or improving our fitness.
Your personal health plan
Thriva’s accurate home tests can be used to help you address health issues - whether that’s poor sleep, fatigue or low libido and can empower you to reach specific goals, tailor your training and nutrition.
Thriva’s tests can give you insights into a range of factors that can affect your fitness. For example, nutrients and certain hormones play a big role in how you perform and recover from exercise. They can also affect your sleep — which is one of the most important things for muscle repair.
A simple at-home blood test you receive through the post. Within 48 hours of posting back your test kit, you receive a detailed rundown of your results, in a handy to use app and with tailored GP advice based on your results.
It’s not just tests, with each set of results, you receive a personalised health plan with weekly prompts.
Create your own personalised report
Thriva will help you start your health journey with an in-depth lifestyle analysis followed by recommendations and a specific pre-built fitness test from the team’s NHS doctors, data scientists, and clinicians. Their findings will help you focus on goals, performance and fitness. Thriva will support your health every step of the way — no matter where you're starting from with affordable, clinical-grade testing, coaching and lifestyle advice to improve your long-term health, based on the latest research. The tests can analyse everything from vitamins and mineral levels to hormone function, and risk of developing heart disease and type 2 diabetes.