The end of the year is an exciting time for fitness fanatics and armchair experts in the Philippines, as it is the home to the 30th SEA (South East Asia) Games, which run until 11th December. With more than 65 sports on offer, there is something for everyone, whether you are a competitor or a spectator.
Wonderfully, the Philippines are sitting on top of the medal tally at the time of publishing, with 104 medals in total. Representatives have excelled in many sports, including the traditional martial art of Wushu, in addition to other popular sports like weightlifting, basketball and lawn bowls.
So how does an athlete get to the top of their game? Not surprisingly, there is a lot of hard work and dedication involved, but did you know that there might be a genetic link to our athletic ability?
Like many things that we do in life, there is often a hereditary correlation to our direct relatives, and performance in sports is no exception.
Genetics play a part in determining the body type a person will have throughout their lives, and similarly, can be integral in your athleticism, performance and stamina for a number pf physical activities.
Studies have found that two gene variants have been consistently associated with endurance and power-related performance, and genetic testing is becoming increasingly more popular as a means of talent identification in young athletes. Physical activity generally affects our health positively, but just as your ability to process certain foods is unique to your metabolism, certain sports or activities can be more beneficial for you than they are for others.
Can an average person find out about their athletic potential? What sport or activity is best suited to you? Easy DNA Philippines offers the Nutrifit DNA test, which helps you to become the best possible version of yourself. Using Next Generation Sequencing Technology, the Nutrifit test analyses your unique DNA, assessing over 110 genetic variations that affect personal metabolism and physical characteristics. By analysing your genes, we can equip you with a set of unique guidelines that can help you on your path to optimal health and fitness. We can also recommend the types of physical activities that suit you best or what to approach with caution.
Your personalised results will include guidelines that are tailored just to your DNA, and will include analysis on:
- How your body metabolises alcohol, caffeine and lactose
- Your individual response to certain types of physical activity
- What kind of physical will suit your muscle type best
You will also receive a comprehensive nutrogenic guide, which includes:
- Coloured and explanatory display of your genetic results
- A full list of the genes analysed along with information on their function
- An easy-to-understand introduction to diet and genetics
- Food nutrition tables, including nearly 200 different foods along with their caloric values, cholesterol content and contents of vitamins and minerals, allowing you to effectively plan your meals
- Lifestyle and Dietary recommendations
There is no better test to kick start your journey to improving your health and fitness, and to discover your full potential.
So be adventurous, explore your sporty side, and see if your DNA holds the key to future SEA Games success. You might just be the next gold medallist for the Philippines!