Everything you need to know about physical fitness

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The best exercises to burn fat fast

Which approach to burning fat delivers the best results? Should you stick to slow and steady exercises that keep you in the "fat burning zone" or mix things up with high intensity interval training (HIIT)? We asked our sports scientists to help us find the answers.

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How to get the most out of DNAFit's Elevate platform

Reaching your fitness goals can be difficult if you're just starting out and have never stepped foot in a gym before or regularly lifted weights with the intention of building muscle or losing weight. Luckily, our online training platform, Elevate, is here to help you follow your genetically-matched workouts at home or in the gym.

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DNAFit genetic fitness report FAQs

We've tested a lot of people at DNAFit over the years, and we've also got a lot of questions regarding our reports. The DNAFit Fitness Report is specifically laid out to help you gain the most out of your training sessions and understand your body's response to power and endurance training, recovery, injury and VO2 max. The following article covers some of the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

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What is VO2 max and why is it important

VO2 max is the threshold of your body's ability to transport and use oxygen during physical activity. For a long time, it was considered to be the primary indicator to determine how good you'd be at aerobic exercise, fitness and sports performance. However, as science advanced, so too did our understanding of other factors that also play a role in fitness. The following article unpacks everything you need to know about VO2 max, from why it's important to how to improve your V02 max and how knowing your VO2 max genetic potential can help improve your workout.

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How to improve your fitness

From how to be more active in your daily life to optimising your training and diet plan for the best possible results, our team of experts are sharing their top tips to improve your fitness. Learn more about cardio and strength training, healthy nutrition and how your genes affect your response to diet and exercise.

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Defining Physical Fitness

Physical fitness is an ideal state of health. When you're physically fit, you can perform physical tasks (such as running up a staircase or lifting a heavy box) without becoming fatigued or incurring injuries. There are five key components to fitness: muscular strength, muscular endurance, aerobic fitness, flexibility and body composition. The following article unpacks what each of these five components is and why fitness is important.

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