There's a reason Austin is often ranked as one of the fittest cities in the country. From cycling to stand-up paddle boarding and hiking to kayaking, the city offers an abundance of outdoor activities. Austin boasts more than 300 parks, including sprawling Zilker Park, home to the beloved spring-fed Barton Springs Pool. The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail downtown skims the edge of Lady Bird Lake for 10 scenic miles. And with 300+ days of sunshine and an average temperature of 68 degrees, being active in Austin comes naturally. Some of Austin’s notable health and wellness companies include Everlywell (a leader in at-home lab testing kits) and Sweet Leaf Tea, plus SXSW hosts a large annual Wellness Expo.

Woman opening an at-home testing kit from Everlywell based in Austin Texas

Courtesy of Everlywell.

Business Spotlight: Everlywell

800 W. Cesar Chavez St., Austin, TX 78701

Everlywell is building a world where everyone can access insightful and life-changing lab tests that everyone can understand. Everlywell's digital platform connects consumers with certified labs for at-home collection tests that are ordered and reviewed by board-certified physicians.

Each year, millions of Americans avoid traditional lab testing due to high or unknown costs, lack of convenience or availability, or some combination of both. Over seven billion lab tests are run annually in the United States, and lab testing is used in 70 percent of medical diagnoses. However, the traditional lab testing process is cumbersome, costly and confusing.

Everlywell Founder Julia Cheek was so personally moved by her own experience with lab testing, that she decided to make it her life's work to make lab testing more accessible and affordable. The digital platform connects consumers with certified labs for at-­home collection tests that are ordered and reviewed by board­-certified physicians.

Today, the Austin-based company offers more than 30 at-home testing kits for men and women, and is advised by a Scientific Advisory Board that includes some of the nation's top scientists from Harvard, MIT, Google and NYU. As an up-and-coming leader in the wellness space, Everlywell is on a mission to make more women feel heard by the healthcare industry, bringing a personal connection to the consumer lab testing experience.

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