Physical activity is essential for a healthy body and mind, but everyone responds differently to different types of exercises, whether the goal is to lose weight, improve muscle tone or run a faster marathon. Some overweight individuals will lose significant weight by starting a walking or running program, while others won’t lose much weight with this method, but may see great benefits from strength training at the gym. There is also wide variation in athletic ability, pain tolerance, susceptibility to injury and even exercise motivation. An individual’s upbringing, current lifestyle and genetic variation all contribute to these differences.
This test identifies genetic variants that influence athletic endurance, athletic power, muscular strength, response to exercise, exercise motivation, recovery rate, injury risk and pain tolerance. The results of this test allow individuals to obtain the most benefit from their exercise routine by following a personalized exercise plan based on their genetics.
NOTE: The genetic variants identified in this panel have been studied in Caucasian populations, but the same association may not be apparent in other ethnicities.