Being a personal trainer and certified nutrition coach, you can probably imagine how excited I was to learn about a new DNA test that specifically tests our fitness and nutrition genes. A few weeks ago I was invited to attend an information session with MyDNA as they launch this new DNA test in Canada. It was such a great learning experience, especially since anything that is science-based and provides me with an opportunity to better understand health, fitness, and nutrition is something I am so passionate about and vastly interested in.
What Genes does it test?
The MyDNA Nutrition and Fitness test measures your 14 genes that pertain to diet and fitness. The 14 genes that are tested are broken down in the following:
- 4 genes are related to body weight
- 3 genes are related to lipid and fatty acid processing
- The remaining 7 are related to fitness: muscle power, muscle strength, muscle energy, endurance, injury risk & flexibility, recovery time
Genetics, in addition to your lifestyle and environmental factors, play a big role in your overall health and wellness, including your fitness abilities. The MyDNA test is a great tool to help you understand your body better, how your body responds to different exercises, identify a baseline of your fitness level, assist in identifying calorie consumption, which macronutrients our body needs more or less of, identify risks of weight regain, identify your ability to break down dietary fats and help identify those who have an impaired ability to use dietary fats for energy.
My key takeaway? MyDNA test will help you make informed decisions when it comes to your health and fitness and is a great tool to help you get started on your fitness journey. I did my test on Monday ( June 25th), the results take about 3 weeks to get back to you and honestly, I can’t wait to get mine! Fitness and health is a lifelong journey and the more I learn about my body, the more I feel in control. So…the countdown is on, and I think I will share my results with all of you too! I think as much as a learning experience it will be for me, I can use it as an opportunity to provide more information about health and fitness to all of you!
Special Offer 50% Off Test Kit
you can order your test kit at MyDNA To save 50% off your test kit enter code FRIENDOFFER
MyDNA sent me some kits for me to give to my clients and I decided to give my last kit to one of you! If you would like a chance to win a MyDNA Nutrition and Fitness Test Kit head on over to my Instagram @bellzandbunz.fitness to enter to win! Good Luck!
Contest opens Tuesday, June 26 2018 and closes Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 11pm EST.
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